351W Ford Head Bolt Kit

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Edelbrock #8553 Head Bolt Kit is for 1969-96 S/B Ford 351W Engines with Edelbrock 60217, 60219, 60225, 60229, 60249, 60255, 60259, 60319, 60329, 60349, 60359, 60367, 60369, 60379, 60389, 60399, 602515, 602519, 602479, & 602579. 1/2" Bolts.
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The Edelbrock #8553 bolt kit contain a complete set of the highest quality head bolts and hardened washers available. Cold-formed to ensure molecular integrity and heat treated prior to thread rolling and machining. Reduced diameter bolt heads eliminate the need for valve train removal to facilitate cylinder head re-torqueing. Hardened and parallel-ground washers are included. Rated at 170,000 p.s.i.


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Application Application Specific
UPC 00085347085538
Quantity Kit
Thread Type Coarse
Thread Diameter 0.50 in
Minimum Length 4.00 in
Color Black Oxide
Availability Note Available to Order
Warranty 12 Months
Hazardous Materials Warning WARNING: This product can expose you to Chromium, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit
Installation Notes
  • The Edelbrock #8553 is made specifically for 9.5 deck height small block Ford V8. Apply oil or suitable thread lubricant to head bolt threads and the underside of bolt heads and washers. Using the torque sequence (See Figure 1), torque all 7/16" bolts to 65-70 ft./lbs and all 1/2" bolts to 100-110 ft./lbs in four steps (30, 40, 50, 60-75; or 30, 60, 90, 100-110). Installation is the same as for original equipment cylinder heads. Consult service manual for specific procedures, if necessary. BOSS 302 CLONE ENGINES. Use Edelbrock Head Bolt Bushings with Integral Washers #9680 in place of washers supplied with your head bolt kit. Torque 7/16" bolts to 65-70 ft./lbs. in four steps (30, 40, 50, 65-70) following the factory tightening sequence. ALL ENGINES: A re-torque is recommended after initial start-up and cool-down (allow 2-3 hours for adequate cooling).
Finish Black Oxide
Head Drive Type Hex
Length (10) 4.00 in, (10) 4.441 in
Material Chromoly