Healey's rarely have a problem with rod bolts stretching. If you hold
them up at arms length and look at the bottom of the threads you will
see if they are stretched. Bolts usually will show a problem at the
bottom part of the threads when they have stretched.
British Car Specialists
Stockton Ca 95205
On Nov 20, 2011, at 11:09 AM, john spaur wrote:
> I am working on the engine and have realized that the connecting
> rod bolts might be the original ones. I have read that they can
> stretch and should be replaced. However, it does not appear that
> they are available for a 1962 engine. I noticed that the Moss
> catalog lists ones for a BJ7 and BJ8 with the difference between
> those and the BT7 engine being the length of the locking pin.
> Should I consider replacing the bolts (very expensive)?
> Thank you,
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