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I've looked all over and haven't found a clear number for these. It's a 1997 3500 with 47RE. I thought the bell housing to adapter plate was 57 ft-lbs and stripped one of the bolts. I read the service manual and it says to just install the bolts and I didn't see any torque number. I don't see the spec anywhere on the torque spec table, either. Also not sure about the flex plate to torque converter. Seems like it's 35 ft-lbs. The manual calls it a drive plate. I'm assuming it's the same thing. Also, my flex plate is an ATS billet one if that makes any difference. I've seen where people use loctite but it's not specified in the manual. Is Loctite necessary? Seems like a good idea to me.

So to sum up:
1. Torque spec on bell housing to adapter plate (drive plate housing)?
2. Torque spec on flex plate to TC?
3. Loctite on flex plate to TC bolts? If so, red or blue?

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Thanks. That's what I tightened them to so that's good. I tightened the bell housing to 25 ft-lbs. Hopefully that is close enough.

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35ftlb's on bell housing to adapter plate, no loctite
35ftlb's on flex plate to torque converter with blue loctite assuming a semi mild build.
 
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