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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 12-11-2002 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Guys,

My Dad and I installed the torque strap last night. Need your final thoughts of the materials we used.

We used a turnbuckle and all grade 8 bolts and locking nuts. The bolt connected to the head is spaced with an alternator spacer (used to clear the oil pressure sender). I have about 7/8"-1" of thread screwed into the head, about 1" of spacer, 2 washers and a turnbuckle between the head of the bolt and the head. The bottom half is bolted to the sway bar mount.

Is the Gr.8 bolt in the cylinder head sufficient enough to hold the turnbuckle under load? Even though majority of the bolt isn't screwed into the head?

I'll take pics tonight if anyone isn't clear.

Thanks in advance.

Erik

p.s. We revved it a few times last night and there is very minimal movement now. I'm just worried about if it will hold up at 6000rpm

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Fastymz
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posted 12-11-2002 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine is only into the head about 1 1/4" with a grade8 bolt.It's held up well so far,I've tested it a few times.


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rockafellz
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posted 12-11-2002 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastymz:
I've tested it a few times.

A few times???

Erik

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steve'66
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posted 12-11-2002 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik,

I'd get rid of the spacer and keep it close to the head. That spacer adds extra leverage to the bolt which could open up the hole in aluminum heads. Just turn your oil pressure sender out of the way.

Other than that, sounds good.

SteveW

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Fastymz
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posted 12-11-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eric I forgot about the alum heads.Do what Steve says tells you to do.

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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rockafellz
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posted 12-12-2002 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have ported cast iron Windsor JRs on my 302. Should I be cautious with cast irons? I could turn the sender out of the way though i'd have to build a new L bracket.

Thanks in advance.

Erik

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steve'66
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posted 12-12-2002 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik,

You're ok with the cast heads, I thought yours were aluminum.

SteveW

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-12-2002 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes you are fine.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-12-2002 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Yes you are fine.


I'll go with,What ever Alex,and SteveW say to do.

SCOOP

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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