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    I have a 460 with OT Bassetts. Just wondering what you guys are useing, I was thinking Stainless Allen heads. I have some aftermarket bolts now, it is really hard to tighten a few of the bolts lack of room.

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    I like the ARP 12 point Stainless bolts. They seem to go into aluminum great, and don't chew the threads. The heads size is very small for what they are, and being a j thread, they stay tight.
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    I used socket head allen bolts on mine, made for getting them in or out a breeze with a ball end allen wrench, mine weren't S/S but I think that might actually be a good idea, just remember to lube your stainless bolts before you put them in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    I used socket head allen bolts on mine, made for getting them in or out a breeze with a ball end allen wrench, mine weren't S/S but I think that might actually be a good idea, just remember to lube your stainless bolts before you put them in.
    I think i'm gonna go this route, by the way, always lube before entry.

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    sorry for the jack, but do you go to e.c. i thought i have seen your boat there????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    I used socket head allen bolts on mine, made for getting them in or out a breeze with a ball end allen wrench, mine weren't S/S but I think that might actually be a good idea, just remember to lube your stainless bolts before you put them in.
    Socket head allen bolts on mine as well.... Worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmoney View Post
    sorry for the jack, but do you go to e.c. i thought i have seen your boat there????
    Not familiar with E.C. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajadad View Post
    Not familiar with E.C. ?
    emerald cove on the parker strip..

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmoney View Post
    emerald cove on the parker strip..
    Oh yes, the debut week 9 days up too fathers day I was their. bunch of steering problems that first few days...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajadad View Post
    I have a 460 with OT Bassetts. Just wondering what you guys are useing, I was thinking Stainless Allen heads. I have some aftermarket bolts now, it is really hard to tighten a few of the bolts lack of room.
    I switched to studs and brass nuts yrs ago. The header bolts would always back off, switched to the studs and brass nuts. Worked great.

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    [QUOTE=Sleeper CP;810536]I switched to studs and brass nuts yrs ago. The header bolts would always back off, switched to the studs and brass nuts. Worked great.

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    I thought about that also. The problem is getting a socket on these things. On my headers for some reason the bolts are right on the header tube. But I do see what your sayin about backing out, checked every evening at the river, at least one had fallin out.

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