View Full Version : Damper plate torque specs
08-26-2012, 03:13 PM
Anybody out there know what the torque specs on the damper plate screws are for a 351/powerslot? I read on another thread that it was 35 ft/pounds but that already snapped 1 bolt. Is that correct?
08-26-2012, 03:48 PM
08-26-2012, 04:09 PM
Damper plate to flywheel. They are 5/16 x 3/4 hex head bolts. PM'ing now.
08-26-2012, 05:54 PM
08-26-2012, 07:08 PM
I cleared out a place in my PM inbox.
This manual is for models 70C & 71C
If you don't see the specs in there (which I do not for the 3/4' long bolt), I'd tighten snug with an additional pinch and live with it. Or I'd consider a consistent lesser value, say 15 -17 ft-lbs. Thirty five is a lot on that bolt.
Also take a look here ==> http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=633089&postcount=1
Thanks cloaked. I have a manual for 71C & 72C and I didn't see it in there either.
These are the bolts. I actually went up to lowes to see if I could get a replacement. They didnt have shouldered bolts and the size of the bolt was in between 3/4 and 1 long. 35ft/lb broke the grade 8 replacement also.
At that point I figured 35 was either too high or my torque wrench was way out.
And yes, that is $5 a piece for the bolt :)
08-26-2012, 07:17 PM
08-26-2012, 07:21 PM
Yeah...another skidim order this week!
Here is the rest of the progress. Thanks for motivation!!
08-26-2012, 07:33 PM
08-26-2012, 07:41 PM
It's been fun bringing her back to glory. A little frustrating at points cause I am missing days on the lake with my family, but I know its necessary. Fortunately, Florida has a pretty long summer.
And I can not adequately express my appreciation to you and all the other TT'ers for the guidance/knowledge. Amazing!!