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Garym
07-22-2007, 08:33 PM
Does anyone know the correct amount of torque for the rocker block assemblies?

Thanks,
Gary

T. Cotten
08-07-2007, 08:57 PM
Gary!

(With no intent to be flippant,)

The correct torque would be the spec that they were torqued to when rebuilt.

Try 16 to 18 ft/lbs and see if they bind.

Good luck,

....Cotten

Garym
08-11-2007, 12:36 PM
Thanks Cotten. I had asked around, and I ended up tightening to 150 inch-pounds. In fact, one that I thought was binding slightly, was tighted to 125 inch-pounds...even this seems fairly tight.

Your comment, however, reminded me, of a time back in the early 70s. I was working on a 73 sportster, and did not see a spec for the cylinder base nuts. I inquired at the service bay of the local harley dealer, and was told to tighten them up till they break, then back them off slightly. :)

Gary

T. Cotten
08-11-2007, 06:55 PM
Gary!

Just for clarity, "rebuilt" refers to the process of hone-fitting the blocks after they have been ground upon their mating faces to close the hole slightly. This must be done upon a stressplate to simulate the head casting. The torque spec applied must be also be applied upon installation, lest the blocks distort unevenly and bind.

.....Cotten