Torque sequence

JFromm Senior Contributor
Can someone post a picture that shows the torque sequence for a Hornet 308? Also need the foot pounds number.


  • I'd suggest that you start out in the center of the head and out in a circle. Something similar to torquing a 5.9or 6.7 Cummins diesel head
  • They are both a 6 cylinder head in the bolt pattern 
  • Any head or manifold yiu always start in the middle and work your way out. 65-70 Ft/lbs for a Hudson cyl head. 
  • From the 1952 Mechanical Procedure Manual

  • JFromm
    JFromm Senior Contributor
    Thanks for the help
  • I use this sequence for a Hornet:

    21  15  9   2   6   12  18
    17  11  5   1   4   10  16
    19  13  7   3   8   14  20

  • Geoff
    Geoff Senior Contributor
    Like 54coupe says.  Use for all sixes from 1924 thru 1956 (except F-heads). 
  • JFromm
    JFromm Senior Contributor
    Are those numbers based on the factory picture or the numbers you gave in a post in 2007? You gave numbers on right side, left side, and middle. 
    Also is that right side as you look at it from front of car?
  • Geoff
    Geoff Senior Contributor
    the front is to the left, but it doesn't matter as it is from the center out.   That is the same as my sequence published some time ago.
  • railknight
    railknight Expert Adviser
    I believe Walt Mordenti pretty much recommended the same head bolt; torque sequence as suggested by 54coupe here.