Thread: Stainless bolts
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:30 AM
MikeyOrange88 MikeyOrange88 is offline
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Bolt length

Originally Posted by CC2MC View Post
And Home Depot did not have the 1.25" regular steel or stainless bolt. I got a 1.5" stainless instead, hoping that it will work. I guess I will find out soon enough. They also did not carry anti seize. Auto parts store has it but it isn't cheap.
You may want to carefully check the tap depth of the holes, thickness of riser at holes, gasket, & lock washer thicknesses as compared to your bolt length. On mine, 1-1/2" long wouldn't work, they'd bottom out in the hole prior to getting tight. I've seen where 1" is often called for, but that didn't look like enough threads to grab for me. I'd get the 1-1/4" length.

I also used a regular hex head style stainless steel bolt. Socket head stainless steel was what came out. Much easier to install and tighten. Of course with some anti-seize.
1988 Tristar 190 Sport, 351W w/GT-40's, 1:1 Velvetdrive

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