I recently acquired a V8 roadster conversion and the previous owner suggested that as he had rebuilt the engine the head bolts should be checked for torque.
Having looked at the bolts, some of the outer ones are covered by the exhaust manifold gaskets. I note that these outer bolts are torqued to 44 ft-lbs as opposed to 66 ft-lbs for the other bolts.
Two questions. Is it necessary/desirable to re-torque the head bolts? If so, how do you get at the outer ones without taking the exhaust manifold off the head?