Greetings from Kansas, in the United States to you, Stang66guy! Awesome to have people on here from other countries, and I am glad to help. (It's a good thing you speak English so well, because I know I couldn't speak your native tongue, even if I knew what it was) *grin*
If I can make a recommendation, get the Ford shop manual for your car. It will help you SO MUCH with everything you do. And even though your engine is much newer than a '66, things like torque specs for the heads, intake, exhaust manifolds, and water pumps/timing covers have remained pretty much the same for all Windsor small block engines. Make sure you use some kind of sealant for bolts that will be going through the water jacket, because when they are old and rusty, they are sure hard to get out - and you don't want leaks. The '66 shop manual will cover all that stuff, and give helpful pointers for things that can trip you up. It's very easy to read, step-by-step and full of common sense.
The torque sequence is important, because the metal from the heads will 'stretch' a little as the bolts tighten them down. Having proper lubrication and clean bolt holes is also really important, so the metal surfaces don't give you an improper torque reading. Imagine screwing in an old dirty rusty bolt, and torquing it to 80 lbs. It takes a lot of force to overcome all the grit and abrasive on the threads! The clamping force for that (pulling the head down against the block) would be much lower than a clean, well-oiled bolt that is also torqued to 80 lbs. This is one reason that TTY bolts are in common use now, because the 'fail' in them yields very consistent clamping forces. But if you take the time to make sure everything is done right, you will never have trouble with 'regular' bolts or studs at all - and frankly, because they are made from stronger materials, I feel that they do a better job than the TTY ones anyway. =)
Hi!!! yes, sure is one of the good things of the Internet, I mean, I never visited USA, you never visited Uruguay and here we are, chatting about american cars
About my english, I sure write it better than I speak it!! and here we talk Spanish! I sure appreciate your help!! I have already ordered the head bolts kit, so I hope to continue with the plan and next week start the assembly of the short block!! As I mentioned in the other post, I will post updates of the build as I have them...
About the book, I have the 1966 Ford Workshop Manual in PDF, but the chapter 8 (engine) is missing!!!
I also have the book "how to rebuild your small block ford" by Tom Monroe but I didn´t know if the info is the same for the newer versions of the 5.0! (apart of the roller valve train) But I will see if I can get the missing chapter 8!
Thanks about the tips and reccomendations for reassembly, yes, Im planning on tap/clean all the threads prior to reassembly, the engine was in really good shape but with water in cylinders 1 & 2, I suspect the water entered by the intake, during washing or while the engine was sitting when removed... but otherwise the damage in this cylinders and a couple of broken studs of the exhaust manifolds, the rest of the components where in great shape!! We bore the cylinders to .20, the crankshaft remained STD, the heads just need cleaning, valves re seated and that´s about it.
I think I´m going to receive the head bolts kit in a couple of weeks, hoping to have the short block ready by that time!! fingers crossed!!!
BTW Nice cougar!!!!!