Originally Posted by 2door
Turn the cylinder head around so the plug is in the front. The head will go on either way and will make no difference in how the engine runs. You can safely reuse the head gasket.
While you have the head off double nut the studs and torque them into the case to about 120 inch pounds then replace the cylinder head and torque the head nuts to the same value.
Wow thanks, I was getting really worried haha. I broke my first spark plug boot trying to shimmy it on, thankfully there was a spare one, which I also broke, but I fixed with some electrical tape hahaha.
I don't exactly have a torque wrench at my disposal, is there any way for me to get 120 inch pounds of torque on each nut without one?
Also, could you explain what you mean by double nutting the studs?