My friend has an old Panhead and is about to assemble the motor.
Ho do we torque the heads?
There is no room for a socket, only an open end wrench.
Tight as much as he can? a certain amount of turns? or what
the way I,ve done it on my pans is to to work around the cylinder evenly!!! Are you using 12 point arp similar bolts or standard hex? the 12 point gives you a greater amount of flexibility and you can use a special adaptor made by snap on tools so that you can use a torque wrench(60 lbs.)
dont try to tighten the bolts all at once....you should be working around the heads at least 5-6 times with a little more torque the more times you go around
Also before you tighten your heads get 'em snug but loose enough to move em by hand......check to see that the intake manifold goes in between the head ports evenly with no gaps......if the intake fits up properly THEN start torquing!!!
a torque adapter should be the tool to use just like on a shovelhead i would think. you can buy them in places like Grainger or Mcmaster-Carr or Snap On, though Snap on will be double the price of the others. check here.