Originally Posted by cobalt327
Yes- on the bolts that go into the water jacket.
Carb to intake torque is about 15-20 ft/lb for a 5/16 fastener. Use no more than 12-15 ft/lbs (spec is 144 in/lb) on the long through-bolts if bolting on a Q-jet or the casting can warp.
If you're using a thick insulator gasket, retorque until it takes a set, don't overtorque it hoping to make it stay tight.
I always recheck the carb to intake bolts on a new build along w/the intake to head and header fasteners after every heat cycle until everything settles in.
Truth be told, you can just tighten the fasteners by feel- snug them down plus "a little bit".
My question was either/or and you just said YES so I figure that means I can use either of them for the water pump? ANSWERED: I was writing while you replied again.
My carb has nuts, not bolts, and that's where my doubt comes in.