<VV> Flywheel bolts

Robyn Wood robynwood at thelearningpark.com
Wed Dec 12 01:25:25 EST 2007

Well the consensus is to dress any rough edges, flatten out a socket end,
and reinstall.  Sounds like a good plan, I will let you know how it turns
out this upcoming weekend.  BTW, did a lot of searching the local
nut/bolt/fastener companies and all of them turned up as "not carried", a
couple of them could make some for me (in 100 unit qty's), and even the big
GM parts house here said they could order them in for about $6 each.  Just
seemed like a weird thing, that a bolt used on a '60 eras car could not be
found on the shelf.

Guess I will be careful with the next can of rusty bolts I come across.....

Thanks for the assistance, 
Updates to follow...

Robyn Wood, 
'63 Spyder Vert (almost ready for the road)
'62 Rampside

Ps, Hank, I talked to Deck Dept. and they suggested just reordering the
whole item.  You wouldn't happen to have a National Stock Number for a '63
turbo drive train would you?  I'm sure there is one sitting on a supply
shelf somewhere in Kansas.. :)  

-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of kaczmarek at charter.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:18 AM
To: kcvair at netscape.com; Wood, Robyn K ITC(SW)
Cc: VirtualVairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> Flywheel bolts

A Navy IT on a carrier should have a contact on the hangar deck that can
supply the proper tool, even if the bolt heads  ARE rounded off---What the
hell ever happened to "Comshaw"???

---- kcvair at netscape.com wrote: 
> Robyn-A good 6 pt. socket should do the job with the bolts you have unless
they are badly rounded by someone using a worn out socket.  Keep the socket
square with the bolts and you shouldn't have any problem turning them.  I
just did mine last week and that was the procedure I used and didn't slip
off and bust my knuckles.    Ken
> --- wood.robyn at cvn72.navy.mil wrote:
> From: "Wood, Robyn K  ITC\(SW\)" <wood.robyn at cvn72.navy.mil>
> To: <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
> Cc:
> Subject: <VV> Flywheel bolts
> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:55:40 -0800
> Ok,
> 	Just need to check on what I am missing here.  Was starting on
> the reassembly of my '63 clutch job and noticed the flywheel bolts were
> rounded a little on the edges.  Went to look at what it would cost to
> replace them with a better set and I see the price is approx. $6 a bolt
> from the vendors.  What is so special about these bolts?  I have not had
> time to check locally, but they appear to be 11/32(?) x 1" 24NF, grade
> 8.  Can I dress the edges and re-install carefully or am I taking a
> chance that the PO over torqued them and they could possibly fail?  Any
> opinion welcome....
> Thanks,
> Robyn Wood
> '63 Spyder Vert (almost ready for the road)
> '62 Rampside
> Robyn Wood, ITC
> USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
> x3066/2019
> wood.robyn at cvn72.navy.mil
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