ok i just got my pair of twisted wedge heads in the mail. i tore the old motor apart, cleaned off the old gasget and chased the head bolt threads and went to put the new heads on.. i'm working on the first head, going through the 3 torque stages (32,52,70) and i'm all the way on the last stage, 70ft lbs, and 1 of the bolts at about 65-70ft just starts spinning to easy, turns out it stripped..but not the bolt, the block threads!!! what do i do..what will happen if i run the heads with the other 16 bolts torqued down to 70. will it work or will it blow a gasget. another thing, my torque wrench is made in china, so what if its setting is a little off and its really torqueing to 65 or 68 and trick flow says to final torque at 70...will it really matter? last thing, the bolts i bought had the sealer on the threads already, so am i ok as to not put any additional sealer on them, because i didn't with the one head thats on. i haven't put the other one on yet, hopefully that one doesn't strip
last thing..is there a difference between thread lock and thread sealer. thanks, oh yeah...i haven't checked yet but maybe someone knows..the twisted wedge have angle plugs and my old ones were straight, headers are hooker super comp full. anyone know if these headers will work with angle plug..i'm in a deep hole if they don't and if i can't get this one bolt fixed.