I have one recommendation to use ARP bolts. They are pricey compared to
the Spit suppliers.
Does anyone have recommendations for a supplier? Any of the BC parts
suppliers that you can recommend?
At 08:56 AM 7/10/2001 -0400, Nolan Penney wrote:
>I would renew them, *and* be very carefull and thorough installing
>them. I have seen several Spitfire engines destroyed because the
>connecting rod bolt either stretched or backed out, resulting in the rod
>failing and either going through the block or cracking it.
>Along with that caution, I'd add another caution about who's connecting
>rod bolt you used. I have no idea of the lines carried by the typical
>Spitfire vendors, but from the little I've seen of failures, I suspect
>someone is passing off poor bolts as connecting rod bolts. The bolt is a
>standard configuration, so I'd be more inclined to either use an aircraft
>grade, or get them locally from a reputable speed shop.
> >>> Jeff Gruber <email@example.com> 07/08 10:58 AM >>>
>My Haynes manual says that I should renew the bolts on the connecting rod
>big-end. Although, they are not ultra expensive ($6.95 per for a total of
>$55.60 plus S & H) that seems like a lot of money to spend when I have
>plenty of used bolts. The eight from the motor I'm working on and eight
>from the one I took out of the car.
>Is this a good expense? How often do those darned bolts give out anyway?
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