Cleveland cylinder heads are heavy and weigh nearly 65 pounds each. Installing them on an engine that is out of the car is not a big deal but installing them in the car is the opposite, at least for me. I have an installation underway and this time I am using temporary studs as guides. Marlin Jack recommends a similar setup for intake manifolds and I leveraged his idea.
The temporary studs I made for cylinder heads are derived from long 1/2" bolts purchased at Home Depot. They are sawed off to roughly mimic the length of head bolts. The non-threaded end is slotted for a screw driver and then rounded off on a grinder. Below you can see their placement in the block. I made three of them and they are only hand tightened. Once the head is lowered onto the block the dowels will keep them in place along with a couple of head bolts and then the studs can be turned out with a flat blade screw driver.