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altair
04-22-2017, 12:35 PM
I was fitting some studs in to the manifold of a 259 and found they were extremely sloppy, they were 3/8" threads, however but would go in with my fingers. I measured several 3/8" bolts and they varied up to .010 on either side. I do realize that you can make a bolt any size you desire, but these bolts were from years of collecting "standard" bolts. It doesn't matter much with a general assembly but if you desire a very close fit it may be worth the time to measure your bolts. Different manufacturers may make different sizes generally and/or may make bolts to a specific spec, these all end up in our spare bolts bins.