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Need 5/16" studs for my 12 bolt truss and cover - have questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudzer, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. Mudzer

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    Need 5/16\" studs for my 12 bolt truss and cover - have questions

    I am installing 5/16" studs on my diff cover to hold the Truss in place during rearend rebuilds. Do any of you know what size Oil Pan bolts/threads are for a Small Block or Big Block? I thought I would just buy a stud kit for an oil pan for like $30 and use 12 of them for my Diff Cover.
     
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    Re: Need 5/16\" studs for my 12 bolt truss and cover - have questions

    The 4 corner bolts on a small block pan are 5/16", but all the rest are 1/4". I'm not sure about the BBC...

    Rene
     
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    Re: Need 5/16\" studs for my 12 bolt truss and cover - have questions

    Thanks for the info, I am hoping the BBC takes the 5/16" bolts. I think possibly the Pontiac takes the 5/16", not real sure. Any other brands take 5/16"?
     
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    Re: Need 5/16\" studs for my 12 bolt truss and cover - have questions

    try going to an industrial supply shop and getting 5/16 set screws 1" long.
    dont tell them what you need them for as the insist they dont have studs for automotive applications
     
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    Re: Need 5/16\" studs for my 12 bolt truss and cover - have questions

    Dont you hate it when they do that!!!
     
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    Re: Need 5/16\" studs for my 12 bolt truss and cover - have questions

    Good Idea. Keith emailed me with a similar Idea. I guess I didnt think Lowes or Home Depot carried any type of studs. The set scews would work great because they would be screwed in with an allen wrench.
     

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