Engine stand bolts

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whiteonyx

Original Poster:

368 posts

213 months

Wednesday 25th July 2012
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hi PHers, looking for bolts to secure a zetec engine to my engine stand, where do i get them?

The Black Flash

13,735 posts

196 months

Wednesday 25th July 2012
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The'll just be normal bolts I assume. Measure the holes, and how long you need, and try ebay. Probably be something like M12.

whiteonyx

Original Poster:

368 posts

213 months

Wednesday 25th July 2012
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after spending google time on this, x4 M10 x 100 bolts is the answer.

ian_uk1975

1,189 posts

200 months

Wednesday 25th July 2012
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Make sure they're at least grade 8.8. You don't want to open your garage one day to find the engine on the floor.

The Black Flash

13,735 posts

196 months

Wednesday 25th July 2012
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Good point, though most will be. But yeah, avoid stainless and go for Hi tensile (grade 8.8 or above) steel.
Something like these OP http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M10-x-100-HIGH-TENSILE-Z..., if your local hardware place doesn't do 'em.

Pumaracing

2,089 posts

205 months

Wednesday 25th July 2012
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Old cylinder head bolts from either the CVH or your Zetec do the job nicely.

Steve_D

13,734 posts

256 months

Wednesday 25th July 2012
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The Black Flash said:
Good point, though most will be. But yeah, avoid stainless and go for Hi tensile (grade 8.8 or above) steel.
Something like these OP http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M10-x-100-HIGH-TENSILE-Z..., if your local hardware place doesn't do 'em.
Hells teeth £5.43 for 1 bolt.
You can get a pack of 50 from Screwfix for £8.70
http://www.screwfix.com/p/bolt-bzp-high-tensile-st...

Steve

Pumaracing

2,089 posts

205 months

Thursday 26th July 2012
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A single 10mm bolt will handle a couple of tons. Four of them holding a 100kg engine won't even know they being used. You could make them from cheese and it wouldn't matter never mind needing high tensile ones. Just buy whatever is cheapest if you can't get some old head bolts from your local engine reconditioner.

You'll need two short ones that screw directly into the top of the block and two longer ones with 10mm nuts that go through the flanges either side lower down. Old head bolts are perfect because they're a bit too long so you can cut them down or pack them out with washers as required.

whiteonyx

Original Poster:

368 posts

213 months

Thursday 26th July 2012
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thanks for all your input, x4 bolts have been sourced and ready to use.