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Starter bolts

Post by jimdix » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:32 pm

Replacing the starter. Was a bit taken back by round head screws used to mount the starter. Why? Bolts make more sense to me. This one is not a show car. Yea or nea?

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Re: Starter bolts

Post by RajoRacer » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:47 pm

Seems to me that one could quite easily over-tighten a bolt whereas a slotted head screw w/lock washer will suffice. I've seen both.

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Re: Starter bolts

Post by DanTreace » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:51 pm

Ford way for me. Surprised you were taken away by single slot screws on the Ford! They are all over the place. ;)

The starter flange is a bit tight to put a socket wrench on a hex-head bolt, would be difficult IMO. Unless maybe you have a thin-wall socket, or if you don't have a socket while on tour, a box wrench or open end would really be hard to use :oops:

Round head factory screw and big lock washer under the head is far easier. Standard Ford equipment.
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Re: Starter bolts

Post by Ruxstel24 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:49 pm

If you really want to taunt the Ford Gods...
Stick a Torx bolt in there !! :P :lol:


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Re: Starter bolts

Post by jimdix » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm

Dan, I’ll buy your logic.


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Re: Starter bolts

Post by Original Smith » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:45 am

I have the correct SCREWS in mine, and have never had a problem.


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Re: Starter bolts

Post by Art McTevia » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:34 am

I used alan head.You can get them tighter.


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Re: Starter bolts

Post by Scott_Conger » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:37 pm

Original screws with lockwashers can be tightened adequately to seal and retain the starter as designed. I'd agree if someone says "lets use a ball driver and SHCS on this thing, 'cause it's easier to do the outer screws that way". And if tighter makes you sleep better, so be it, but it is not necessary.
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Re: Starter bolts

Post by TFan » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:51 pm

If you use a square shank screwdriver you can put a FORD adjustable wrench (or any other) to it and get it plenty tight. Jim
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