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    My wife's truck has been eating starters for years and I think I've narrowed it down to using the wrong bolts to install the starter. Now the ring gear is wasted and I need to pull the transmission, bellhousiing and flywheel and have a new ring gear installed. What a drag!

    I notice in the Parts Book that I am supposed to use bolts 680335 and 680337. I really need to find these special bolts so that when I put all of this back together next weekend there will be clear sailing ahead.

    None of the vendors seem to list these bolts. Does anyone out there have a pair or know of someone who does?

    I would REALLY appreciate the help!


  • #2
    While not a complete answer to your question...
    Here is a little more info that might help you in your quest for that special bolt...
    HTIH
    Jeff[8D]

    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com/200...ter-bolts.html





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    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


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    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    • #3
      your issues may be a little more involved than you think...specifically: Does anybody here actually have proof that the wrong bolts actually cause starter or ring gear tooth damage...??? and after replaceing..."never" had the same problem again...
      I say this becuase there are many possible causes "besides" this one type of mal-alignment that could be the culprit...

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      • #4
        The measurement of the Stude starter bolts is posted here:

        http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...EPLY_ID=335881


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        Clark in San Diego
        '63 F2/Lark Standard
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        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          I have some but not by number only by knowing what to save when scrapping, always keep the started bolts for the V-8, just sold a pair today to a forum member go in the mail tomorrow.

          Candbstudebakers
          Castro Valley,
          California




          Candbstudebakers
          Castro Valley,
          California


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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

            I have some but not by number only by knowing what to save when scrapping, always keep the started bolts for the V-8, just sold a pair today to a forum member go in the mail tomorrow.

            Candbstudebakers
            Castro Valley,
            California

            The truck bolts are longer than the car bolts according to Rich at Studebakers Northwest--here's the email he sent me over the weekend:

            Hi Allan, I told Mike you needed some Starter Bolts yesterday, he found (2) bolts, nuts and washers for you.

            However, in checking the Parts catalog I find that our CAR bolts are only 1 15/16" long, with a shoulder of 1 1/8".
            The V-8 trucks are special: (1) 680335> 7/16" -20 X 2 1/2"
            and (1) 1686256 >7/16"-20 X 4 11/16" long, & no shoulder length given. So we have none, sorry.

            Thanks, Rich.

            Richard Gahlbeck
            Whatcom County Chapter, SDC
            Ferndale, WA


            So, I'm wondering if you (or anyone!) has a pair of the correct bolts for a pickup truck? It has to do with the rear mounts, I'm sure . . .

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            • #7
              I have the 1686256. Would have to dig more for the other.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Alan

                I have the 1686256. Would have to dig more for the other.
                I'll take it! And please dig some more!

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                • #9
                  I wonder if it would not be possible to use some brass or steel sleeves to allow use of regular Grade 5 bolts as these become scarcer and scarcer. I checked McMaster-Carr last night out of curiosity and they do not sell shoulder bolts of the right size.

                  nate

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                  • #10
                    On the 256's if anyone needs to know, the shoulder is .437" diam. and 3.875" long.

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