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SM465 to bell housing bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muley, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. Muley

    Muley 1/2 ton status

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    Any one have the GM part number on this, and or the size?

    Talking about the 4 bolts that hold the bell housing to the tranny case.

    Did a brief search, but to tired to look through it all right now.

    Thanks.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Those are just 1/2" x 13 UNC bolts. Hardware store stuff...

    Rene
     
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    Grade 8!!!!!!!
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I guess I could have specifically mentioned that...but I replace everything with grade 8's, doesn't everyone?/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Rene
     
  5. Muley

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    Grade 8 /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Is there any other kind??

    A few nickles more worth the peice of mind knowing that everything but the bolt will break. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. GMslave

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    You guys can't tell me you don't know somebody who at least tried to used hardware store chromies on something vital!! It pays to remind people, someone could kill themselves or someone else.
     
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    I have a set of chromies on brackets that hold up the front of the anti-sway bar. Only cause I was in a hurry and could not get to the hardware store for grade 8's.
     
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    Yeah but if your sway bar brackets rip out, no big deal. If that tranny falls out it'll be somewhat of a big deal. I'm not sayin ya gotta use Grade 8 for everything or else you're an idiot, but I've seen dumb asses try and use hardware store crap for some pretty high stress components (leaf spring eyes, motor mounts, among other things) /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Let's also emphasize that just b/c you get fasteners at an ACE doesn't mean that they are "crap"...The point to me made is that you need to use fasteners of the appropriate strenth when the application requires them...you can use as many Grade 3 bolts as you want to old things like hose clamps to the frame...but using a few grade 3 bolts to hold a flywheel to a crank is insane...personally, I use Grade 5 and higher on all my fasteners...my tranny-->bellhousing bolts are grade 8.8 Stainless Steel SHCS bolts...I had to order them through McMaster...but you can find a decent selection of high grade bolts at your local hardware store...

    Chris
     
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    Yes, yes, yes! You are correct, my bad. It's the quality of the bolt, not the store in which it was bought.
     

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