Tightening sequence for installing a radiator?

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Tightening sequence for installing a radiator?

Postby fishcop 126 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:42 am

Just a question? I'm reinstalling the radiator on my 1949 Cub and want to know if there is a specific sequence for tightening the bolts? Would it be starting from the middle working to the sides or from one side to another???? And what would be the correct foot pounds to tighten too? Just want to do it correct and not have a leaking seal. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Re: Tightening sequence for installing a radiator?

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:21 am

The GSS-1411 Blue Ribbon Service Manual (available to download in the tool bar above) calls for 20 ft/lbs but does not specify any order.

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Re: Tightening sequence for installing a radiator?

Postby Barnyard » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:27 am

I usually put them all in and then begin tightening then from the middle out alternating from each side as well as front and back.
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