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Old 11-10-2010, 10:55 AM
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Flexplate bolts?

OK, I'm in the process of installing a Hughes 3000 stall in my 67 El Camino. I pulled the flexplate off and inspected it and it looks fine. I will be using arp flexplate bolts, my questions are; Do I torque them in a star pattern? What do I torque them at and do I use any anti seize, motor oil or lock tite?

Second, how tight do I get torque converter to flexplate bolts and do I use lock tite on them?

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OK, I'm in the process of installing a Hughes 3000 stall in my 67 El Camino. I pulled the flexplate off and inspected it and it looks fine. I will be using arp flexplate bolts, my questions are; Do I torque them in a star pattern? What do I torque them at and do I use any anti seize, motor oil or lock tite?

Second, how tight do I get torque converter to flexplate bolts and do I use lock tite on them?
its not a bad idea to tighten the flexplate bolts in a cross or star pattern, i recommend that the blue thread sealer be used instead of the red locker, for both the flexplate and converter to flexplate. 30 ft lbs. is sufficient for torque for the converter. make sure you have the converter flush up against the flexplate before tightening any of the converter bolts.
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its not a bad idea to tighten the flexplate bolts in a cross or star pattern, i recommend that the blue thread sealer be used instead of the red locker, for both the flexplate and converter to flexplate. 30 ft lbs. is sufficient for torque for the converter. make sure you have the converter flush up against the flexplate before tightening any of the converter bolts.
What about the third question?
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my questions are; Do I torque them in a star pattern? What do I torque them at and do I use any anti seize, motor oil or lock tite?

Second, how tight do I get torque converter to flexplate bolts and do I use lock tite on them?
Ok, I got it now. He asked the second question twice. Right?
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Also, make sure you install the TC correctly. Turning & pushing, should feel/hear 3 clicks, Input shaft splines, Stator splines & Pump lugs/splines. Should be 1/8" to 3/16" between Flexplate & TC before sliding forward to tighten TC bolts.
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I got it installed and works great.
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