headbolts with no nuts works great!!

daveet6666

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A friend of mine who is a motorcycle mechanic fixed my headbolt problems! he went to hardware store and bought 4 quality bolts with heads on them and washers and just torqued them straight down and it works great!!no acorn nuts or nuts and all!!
 

crassius

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I'd guess it was the 'quality' part that worked rather than the 'nutless' part.
 
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some folks are better at measuring than others, and for those blind holes, size matters.

ack! between nutless studs and blind holes etc. I may have moved this out of family freindly.

anyway, my experiences with these engines would indicate, DO NOT take those bolts in/out (!) too many times, the holes seem prone to wearing out (stripping)

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crassius

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yes, there is a reason that studs are used anywhere that blind holes are present