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Old 11-26-2006, 05:09 PM
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Piston Bolt Covers ? ? ?

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QUESTIONS:

What do you guys use to cover the bolts on the connecting rods when you install the pistons?

Also, can you tell me the size that you use for my 289 piston bolts?

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you mean the rod bolt studs right? there are slip over covers that auto parts stores sell or sometimes, pistion or bearing manufactures will give them to you with your order. at my auto shop class, we have a few sets of Clevite 77 one's,
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a couple pieces of fuel hose
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5/16 tubing (fuel line is ok or what ever cheap stuff the local Big Box store sells) for a stock SBF 289 conn rod bolt. Two feet will last you a lifetime.

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So if I go by HomeDepot and pick-up a 2 foot piece of 5/16in. plastic tubing that will cover the connecting rod bolts ?

This is to protect the cylinder walls when I install the pistons.
I'm new at all this re building stuff. WHAT A LEARNIN' TRIP THIS IS.
THANKS TO ALL YOU GUYS HELPING AN OL' YOUNG 66yr. older.


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It is to protect the rod journal of the crank from being nicked by the threads on the bolt as you install the piston in the cyl.
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Spark plug boots work as well.
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So if I go by HomeDepot and pick-up a 2 foot piece of 5/16in. plastic tubing that will cover the connecting rod bolts ?

This is to protect the cylinder walls when I install the pistons.
I'm new at all this re building stuff. WHAT A LEARNIN' TRIP THIS IS.
THANKS TO ALL YOU GUYS HELPING AN OL' YOUNG 66yr. older.


THANKS AGAIN
GOD BLESS

Schooner
JUST A BIG THANK ALL YOU GUYS FOR ANSWERING MY "NEWBIE" QUESTION ABOUT COVERING THE CONNECTING ROD BOLTS.

THANKS AGAIN
GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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