North American Turbocoupe Organization



Head Bolts/Gasket other?
deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#1
I tried a search and went through some threads and did not get a definite answer. Mostly because I am not sure what I am looing for.

I am taking the head off and replacing it with one I am having rebuild and worked over. I already found through search that I am going to go with a Felpro 8993 head gasket. Now I am looing at the bolt options.

What should I get. What else should I do with it while I am at it?
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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boosted chicken Offline
Senior Member
#2
For a mild setup, you can't go wrong with the factory TTY bolts.
88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)
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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#3
Ok
Is that a good head gasket?
Anything else I should get?
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#4
The 8993 is a good gasket and cheaper than the other one. It is more tolerant of minor surface irregularities.
Pete Dunham


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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#5
Ill do that!
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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4cammer72 Offline
Posting Freak
#6
tty headbolts should never be used on a turbo app.. they were introduced after the end of the turbo motor production and were a cheaper product for ford..used in n/a engines and are a one time use only deal... the 12 point factory bolts on your engine are stronger than arp bolts and they are reusable...6 point bolts now sold as replacements are not suitable for our engines...
88tc (sold) but keeping an eye out.
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#7
I've never had a problem running Felpro TTY head bolts on my '86. Yes the factory 12-points would be the way to go if you have them, but I would not hesitate to use TTY bolts on a fairly close to stock setup.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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