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Old 02-14-2007, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody have a life size drawing of the timing cover and waterpump bolts that they can scan and email me or post here? I've seen those drawings advertised with the kits vendors sell, but I'm not building a concours car so don't necessarily need to shell out the bucks for the bolts themselves.

I have about 3 engines worth of bolts in buckets and my parts sink, and I just need to pull out enough to put my 302 together for my 68. I know I can trial and fit and find ones that will work, but I'd sure like to be able to have a good idea where each one goes to start with.

Much obliged for any help in this regard.
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, but I tossed the one that came with my water pump bolts, because I accidentally spilled oil all over it.

I like to use new water pump bolts, though, when assembling an engine. Many of the bolts go into water jackets, get rusted, and snap off easily. Going with new bolts helps prevent this, as well as saving a ton of time looking for those bolts of just the right length.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very true. For $30 its almost not worth the hassle.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The AMK bolt chart is not totally acurate in size. Remember putting the 65 timing cover and alum waterpump, plus PS and AC on a 5.0 HO engine. Spent an afternoon with a long thin screwdriver "depth guage" selecting the right ones before installing. Just did this again on a 5.0 using 68 timing cover and PS, AC brackets. On this install, the long bolt that supports the PS pump is 3/8. Had to drill out the compressor mount, Alum PS bracket to fit the larger bolt.

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Old 02-16-2007, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Damn, Pete, and I just bought a complete engine kit from AMK. I better not have to do any drilling for what I paid.
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