Offenhauser Flathead Cylinder Head Stud Kit
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Highly recommended for all 1939-53 Flathead Ford/Mercury with aluminum heads. Flathead decks are thin and their threads are easily stripped. The outer end of these Grade 8 studs have fine threads and with the hardened washers (included) which prevent galling and ensure accurate torque readings.
Full set of head studs, nuts and washers for one engine. Specify year of engine: 1939-48 or 1949-53.
560-13953 Instructions (PDF)
Item Details1939-1948 or 1949-1953
- 1939-1948 engines use 24 studs per head (48 per engine) that are 3.25" long
- 1949-1953 engines use 10 short studs (3") and 14 long studs (3.25") per head (48 total studs per engine)
- Use sealer on block threads – Moroso part number 54535500
- Use anti-seize on nuts and upper studs – Speedway part number 91016009
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