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Old 01-23-2015, 12:59 PM   #1
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I need the bolts to join the flexplate on our 327 to the torque converter on our TH350 for the 67 Malibu wagon. I look on line, and Auto Zone wants 13.99 for three bolts!!!!!!!!! As far as I know, there isn't anything special about them, is there? Does anyone know what the size is, thread and length? I'm sure I can get them in Grade 8 at Ace for a lot less. I'm just cheap, I guess.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:47 PM   #3
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I need the bolts to join the flexplate on our 327 to the torque converter on our TH350 for the 67 Malibu wagon. I look on line, and Auto Zone wants 13.99 for three bolts!!!!!!!!! As far as I know, there isn't anything special about them, is there? Does anyone know what the size is, thread and length? I'm sure I can get them in Grade 8 at Ace for a lot less. I'm just cheap, I guess.
By the way, for those of you who have come to know me and the lack of computer skills I have, can you believe I looked that up on line?

Are the bolts special bolts? Maybe A.R.E. or something else?
Those bolts have a tremendous amount of responsibility in the job. I have always used Factory bolts for this, I look at some things maybe a little different than some. The Factory spends gads and gads of money on R&D (Research and Development) I've built 500 to 600 HP engines and ran them hard, Never had a bolt failure.
I don't remember what size they are Bill, Sorry.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:34 PM   #4
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That's why I'm asking, Ron..........if they are special, ok, I'll spend the money. I'm all about safety, but I don't want to find out they are the same grade 8 bolts I can buy at Ace for 80 cents each, and Ace is next door to the Zone...........
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:41 AM   #5
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I re-used the old ones on my Model A... Here's some data on them from an internet search... O'reilly's has them.

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Old 01-24-2015, 10:00 AM   #6
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Thanks, John.
Maybe I'm being cheap in the wrong place. I guess I'll just break down and spend the money for specific parts..........
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:21 AM   #7
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I think that's probably wise... Does seem silly though $13.00 for (3) 3/8" fine thread grade 8 bolts with nuts.

Congrat's though on your internet sleuthing
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Got them..........must be the packaging that makes them so expensive..........
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Maybe they are 10% unobtanium
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LOL! I'll find other ways to be cheap........
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