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Old 04-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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The crappy chrome t-stat housing has got to go. It lleaks because it is probably warped. I'm going back with a factory style t-stat housing/water outlet. I notice all the re-mans don't come with the bolts. Where can I find the bolts?

I really don't want to use the bolts that came with the chrome housing because (a) I'm not sure if they would fit and (b) I don't know what I did with the ones that came with the original housing. I think I tossed the housing and bolts because I was young and dumb. I wish I would have baggied them now.

Anyone have any extras bolts or some for sale? What to do?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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Any hardware store should have what you need.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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I wish they would stop making these chrome POS housings, they all leak. The bolts that come with it should work or will give you a rough idea on the length you need. I went Robmc for bling and no leaks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:09 AM   #4
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The bolts are 5/16" x 18 thread, about 1.2" long. They are grade 5 with a standard hex head. I haven't used them in years. Rocker pedestal bolts are grade 8 with a washer head and 1.38" so they work, but are longer than needed. I have cut off the end sometimes so they won't have threads in the water jacket to get rusty; or coat them with RTV. From all the heads I have harvested over the years, I have a good supply of rocker bolts.
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IIRC, didn't the d.s. have a studbolt on the 307 at least, to mount part of the alt/p.s. pump bracket? I thought my 82 delta had 1.
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The bolts are 5/16" x 18 thread, about 1.2" long. They are grade 5 with a standard hex head. I haven't used them in years. Rocker pedestal bolts are grade 8 with a washer head and 1.38" so they work, but are longer than needed. I have cut off the end sometimes so they won't have threads in the water jacket to get rusty; or coat them with RTV. From all the heads I have harvested over the years, I have a good supply of rocker bolts.
That idea is pure genius! I mention this only because that is EXACTLY what I do. Brilliant minds think alike.
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What? Just go get some bolts from Home Depot, or Hectors hardware, or Lowes. There's nothing special about them. Should cost less than a buck too.
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Thanks guys for the help. I wasn't sure where to get them and I definitely didn't know what size. Oldspower!!!
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IIRC, didn't the d.s. have a studbolt on the 307 at least, to mount part of the alt/p.s. pump bracket? I thought my 82 delta had 1.
The driver's side had a stud that the cruise control servo bracket bolted to.
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What? Just go get some bolts from Home Depot, or Hectors hardware, or Lowes. There's nothing special about them. Should cost less than a buck too.
There isn't anything special about the bolts other than the cruise control stud. Using a rocker arm bolt cut down to the correct length provides a bolt with a built in washer. Needed? Not really, millions of Olds engines built over the years work just fine without it. It just something I started doing to help prevent leaks around the bolts. Since all the parts stores carry a gasket with oval shaped holes to fit the Olds engine and a AMC engine this is a idea I came up to help with the problem.
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