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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2001, 08:47 AM
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Has anyone used locking header bolts?

Are they worth the money?

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Re: Has anyone used locking header bolts?

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] In my not-so-humble opinion, that is asking for trouble when it comes time to take them off. How about doing what we did and using an OVERSIZE....that is the HEAVY style nut on first, and then a standard nut on top of that? Of course we made studs for each spot as well instead of using a bolt. It works SO MUCH better. Even if you cannot get the oversize nut down first because to a lack of pipe clearance, the studs alone will help a lot. One of the best things you can do when building up stuff is to "Think Diesel" and set things up like those guys do. It's studs and nuts, not cap screws. We even used studs and double nuts on the bell housing-to-engine (actually auto tranny to engine) bolt-up because the previous owner had allowed them to get loose and the holes were a bit washed out.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Yeah, making up thread-to-exact-length studs is a lot of coolie labor, admittedly, but it pays you back over and over.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Has anyone used locking header bolts?

I have some allen head bolts that make it real easy to get to and easy to start. But I think I may have messed up. I put some anti-seize on the bolts -- already put them in. The old headers didn't fit. I am going to put on new ones this week--and someone told me the anti-seize will let those bolts back out.

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Re: Has anyone used locking header bolts?

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] We use high temp anti sieze routinely on exhaust bolts....it helps get them out later.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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