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Should you use head studs?
#1
Reusing my 351c 4v heads.  Should I install head studs or just go back with a set of ARP head bolts?

Thanks!
Wade
1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed
"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."--Thomas Jefferson

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#2
ARP head bolts, no need for studs.


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#3
(11-18-2018, 10:18 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: ARP head bolts, no need for studs.


+1.  I’m running a pretty stout motor and I have arp head bolts.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#4
I am using ARP head studs in my stroker, but i cant tell you that they are really needed. You will probably need high compression and/or RPMs for studs to be really needed. No idea about where the threshold is.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#5
Studs are nice, but they make removing the heads without pulling the engine a fair bit more complicated. Unnecessary for most of our cars

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(11-18-2018, 01:35 PM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: Studs are nice, but they make removing the heads without pulling the engine a fair bit more complicated. Unnecessary for most of our cars
Interesting point. Never thought about this issue. Too late now for me.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#7
Tony-you and I both need head studs.

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#8
ARP head bolts are more than adequate for a street engine. Like others have said studs make removing the heads with the engine in the car difficult.

Ron
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