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5/18/14 4:07am - Original Message: '1969 Starter Bolt Torque'
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Temple City, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow. 350 / Automatic.

Joined: 10/3/2010
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My starter is loose again.  What's the torque required on those bolts?  Should I use some type of lock-tite?  I hate the noise it makes when this happens.  Am I in danger of knocking teeth off the flywheel (flexplate) or starter?  And what am I doing up at this hour worrying about it?

One of these days I'll finish my to-do list before something else pops up.

Jim
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5/18/14 12:59pm - Reply: 'Re: 1969 Starter Bolt Torque'
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Temple City, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow. 350 / Automatic.

Joined: 10/3/2010
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Shocked I found it.  25 to 35 ft-lbs

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5/18/14 1:42pm - Reply: 'Re: 1969 Starter Bolt Torque'
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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If I remember correctly, Chevy starter bolts have non removable washers on them. They are special...I believe grade 8. Not that this would make a dif on coming loose unless those washers somehow locked. Never seen a lock washeer used where torque is required. Maybe grab a couple starter bolts from the UAPS (universal auto parts store)?

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6/23/14 7:44pm - Reply: 'Re: 1969 Starter Bolt Torque'
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Cincinnati, OH - USA

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'03 Vert '04 Z06 '69 T-Top, 427/435

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That is quite a variance.

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