Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

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#1 Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Post by david muir » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm

Hi,
What size are the 'swivel' bolts for the balance link (not the special shouldered ones)? Mine are 1/4" UNF but there appears to be lots of 'slop'. Sizes are not specified in parts book.
Thanks
1964 3.8 FHC

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#2 Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Post by tim wood » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:43 pm

If you mean the bolts that fix the links to the bonnet then mine are 1/4 unf with special oversized washers
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#3 Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Post by david muir » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:00 pm

no, I mean the bolts on which the spring assy 'pivots' i.e. as the bonnet opens the mechanism opens pivotting round these bolts.
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#4 Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Post by abowie » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:15 am

Originally these were held together with rivets and special brass washers.

Not uncommonly the rivets failed or someone pulled them apart to restore them, and were replaced with bolts.
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#5 Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Post by rswaffie » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:29 am

Andrew,
Yes, on my 63 FHC I had one side with the rivet and the other with a machine screw/nut/washer.
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#6 Re: Bonnet balance link assy. bolts

Post by david muir » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:47 pm

1/4" UNF bolts removed. Holes are 5/16". 'Special' shouldered bolt and brass washers fitted to picture frame swivel and 5/16" bolts and brass washers fitted to other two,originally rivetted ,holes. No slop now!
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