That was what I was thinking of. I imagine the main concern is not getting the sealer and lube all up in the head. Because I will have to place a few of the studs already in the head when I put it on the motor. I will use a piece of paper for these studs. I will roll it up, place it in the stud hole, and then put the sealed and lubed stud in. After I get the head on the block, I will pull the piece of paper out, and I won't have any goop inside of the head. I think I just need to be sure the sealer doesn't harden up on me while I do this. Do the ARP studs come with good directions when it comes to sealing and lubing the studs? really want to use these studs because they are the best, you can re-use them, and they pull from the block, and push from the head, where the bolts just pull from the block. And I don't have to use a degree measure for these, just torque specs. The degree measure is a pain for some of the bolts, and I want it to be perfect.
Mods here, mods there... and more parts coming. Proud owner of a hole in the driveway in which money is thrown.