I need help ASAP!!!. Sorry if I'm posting this question in the wrong section but I just put sealant on the ARP head bolts for my 69' 396 BB with Merlin heads and need to know what the torque settings are. I didn't use ARP's sealant, I used a liquid gasket/thread sealant by Permatex but ARP says to torque to 65 ft lbs with their ARP THREAD SEALER or 85 ft lbs with 30wt motor oil. I need to know what step settings to use and what the final torque you guys used on your motors with ARP head bolts. I need to know ASAP before the sealant dries and gives me incorrect torque readings. I already torqued in sequence to 30 then 50 ft lbs just to get it at a half way point. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR ALL YOUR HELP. I wouldn't be this far with my chevelle if it wasn't for the all the answers to my questions from the people on this web site.