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Author Topic: Valve cover bolts on a Superbird 440  (Read 521 times)
Repsol17
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« on: May 31, 2020, 08:43:36 AM »

I'm putting the original valve covers back on.  The original owner had on a set of the black aluminum Mopar covers with the "T" bar hold downs.

With the original covers, I was given a bag of 12 valve cover bolts.  Only eight (pic 1 and 2) bolts are identical in length/head with an "anchor" stamped on the head.  Three (not shown) looking like normal bolts and one (pic 3) being double threaded with a fixed nut in the middle.

My questions are:
 
1) Was all 12 bolts identical ? and if not what should I be looking for so that I may have a complete set of original hold down bolts

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DAY CLONA
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 09:41:13 AM »

OEM is 8 bolts with captive washer, 4 studs with nuts/captive washer, the studs are for the 4 outer corners/2 per head

Mike


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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 10:16:26 AM »

Thanks Mike, so it seems I need to find 3 of the studs with nut and captive washers.

Are they hard to find?

And out of curiosity.... Any particular reason the four outer corners we're different from the other eight?

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 11:34:59 AM »

A pair of studs on a head would help get the cover on faster on the assembly line.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 12:33:17 PM »

A pair of studs on a head would help get the cover on faster on the assembly line.
Makes perfect sense
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »

A pair of studs on a head would help get the cover on faster on the assembly line.
Makes perfect sense



Assyline install and the fact early RB motors only had 4 bolts initially and the corners leaked like a sieve, I think the corner studs were added in 1966 or 67 on up

Mike
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2020, 07:10:39 AM »

Thanks Mike, so it seems I need to find 3 of the studs with nut and captive washers.

Are they hard to find?

And out of curiosity.... Any particular reason the four outer corners we're different from the other eight?



Frank Badalson has the correct set available...
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