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Ford V8

260, 289, 302(5.0L)

up to and including 1984

Firing Order

Cylinder Numbering Distributor Rotation

Rotor Under Cap Spins:



Torque Specs

These specs may not be correct for your application.

Verify your engine specs with a service manual for your year and model.

always torque bolts in three equal increments

Bolts or Parts Lube or Sealer Torque to:
Main Caps Engine Oil 70 ft-lbs.
Outer Main Cap Bolts Engine 40 ft-lbs.

If you are using ARP bolts, you MUST use
their specs.  Click Here!

Connecting Rod    260, 289, 302

                 *289HP and Boss 302

Engine Oil

25 ft-lbs.

*45 ft-lbs.

Cylinder Heads

Engine oil

(blind hole)


(water jacket)

70 ft-lbs.

Rocker Arms Engine Oil 20 ft-lbs.
Oil Pump Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs.
Oil Pan Engine Oil 15 ft-lbs.
Camshaft Thrust Plate Thread Locker 10 ft-lbs.
Cam Bolt (upper gear) Thread Locker 40 ft-lbs.
Front Cover Engine Oil 20 ft-lbs.

Intake Manifold

(Cast Iron Heads)

Non- Hardening Sealer 25 ft-lbs.
Valve Cover Engine Oil 10 ft-lbs.

Flexplate (Automatic)

Flywheel (Clutch)

Thread Locker 85 ft-lbs.
Clutch Pressure Plate Thread Locker 35 ft-lbs.


(Harmonic Damper)

Thread Locker 90 ft-lbs.


(Transmission to Block)

Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs.

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