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Old August 31st, 2017, 23:11   #7715
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: St.Paul, MN
TDI(s): 02 golf ALH
Fuel Economy: 42 stock, 47-49 now

torque plate likely isn't going to be a local thing, not that it's remotely necessary IMO
you'll probably have to get it sent in from a rental place
The only plates that every shop will have are ones where the head bolt bosses are cast into the cylinder walls, like an SBC 400CI. On these motors the bosses are cast into the water jacket, so cylinder distortion from bolting the head on is less than you get from hanging the motor by the engine mounts rather than by a rod through the mains.

Sadly the guy I send work to went to the length of changing the name of his shop to avoid modern car work, as he's already continually swamped with guys doing restorations on ancient stuff. Had a lincoln flathead v12 in last time I was there, very cool stuff.
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