1. Any hints on removing the TR-7 cylinder hd studs when the two nut method isn't working? I've managed to get 1 out of 5 studs out. My next approach is to get a "crows foot" so I can apply a bigger lever arm (more force) to break the stud lose. In a couple instances I've ended up turning both of the nuts that I jammed together. "Blaster" hasn't helped. In my opinion the Cylinder Hd is improperly designed as there isn't sufficient room for the head of the flat "spanner". My Cylinder Hd Studs have nuts that require an 11/16" "spanner". Of course this whole situation raises the question Why studs? One or two would be good for installation alignment, but 5 seems unnecessary. :-(
2. Do the cylinder hd studs really need to be removed in order to get the cylinder hd off the engine?
3. When replacing a head gasket is it recommended or mandatory that new bolts and studs be used? Or once cleaned up can the originals be reused?
Thanks for any info. Paul C.