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#21 Bigfella


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

Thats what I love about this club. It all seems to come around..

Will talk soon


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:16 AM

;)  Fella's be wary of stnls steel bolts. If over tightened they snap off ,also even if torque tghtnd they have a tendency to snap off with constant vibration. Other thing is they don't come in speed nut type do they ?.           

                                                                                      Regards: Alan.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:15 PM

What about using stainless nuts and washers on the inlet and exhaust manifolds as these are particularly prone to rusting? There are a couple of issues here:
-will stainless nuts have a tensile strength high enough for this application?
-will there be a galvanic reaction between the zinc dichromate plated inlet/exhaust studs, the alloy intake manifold or steel exhaust manifold, with the stainless nuts/washers?

Thoughts on this? Cheers. :)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:12 PM

I missed out on my nuts! :) I could have got them sent to my old folks place. But good to know they went to a good home all the same. I don't currently need them.

However I would like to see if others have found suitable replacements.

@Gongz that kit looks the business, did you end up ordering it?

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:28 PM

Hi Gavin,

I still have them on my wishlist of parts, but the lack of response here, Alan's comments above, and the scarcity of  user reviews, has made me re-consider the stainless steel kit.

I still like the idea of using them as a  checklist.

If you search for charger440rt's items on eBay (USA) you will see that you could buy all of the partial kits for the same total price as the full kit. In other words, there would be no cost penalty in trying one area such as the engine bay first (apart from some extra postage costs I suppose). This is my current preference.

I have also found this thread regarding the full SS kit on ClassicZcars.com;
It has 7 photos showing the entire kit contents.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:39 AM

I bought bolts etc from raddat, they might seem expensive but buying them selectively as you need them you don't miss the money, they really weren't all that expensive when considering they are new old stock and still in pristine condition, it's the post charge you gotta watch, just use the US post charge in his ebay items listing and if it's more he'll let you know...but I'm not sorry I bought mine from him...and now the dollar is close on parity makes them a better buy than years past  8)


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