70 Power steering bracket bolt usage question

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by buick64203, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Restoring and refinishing my power steering set up on my 70 GS. My question is on the two short bolts that attach the aluminum P/S bracket to the head. The illustration manual says they should be 3/8-16 by 1 1/4" long. But I cant tell what kind- flange head or a regular bolt. And as a bonus, what should the head marking say? TR?

    Thanks
     
  2. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'd have to look at the bolt heads but here you go...

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  3. flh73

    flh73 Well-Known Member

    Mine has the flange bolts as well. Look like Todd at DC Muscle Cars has a nice bolt kit $20 as well.
     
  4. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    There were at least two flanged bolts. The ones that were in contact with the aluminum bracket only. The others are standard hex. The bolts would dig into the aluminum without the flange. Does Todd’s sets have flanged?
     
  5. flh73

    flh73 Well-Known Member

    They do for the aluminum. The long through bolt is regular hex with a little bit thicker washer included on this bolt.
     
  6. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I was able to rummage through boxes of engine bolts and came up with the correct flange bolts. My power steering set up looks like 1970 again.. the finishing touch was Steve Caruso's repro stamped return hose and correct crimp clamps. I promise I'll take some pics this weekend and post them up
     
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  7. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Nice to see you have time to work on the GS Jason. Not spending all your time driving around the purple flirp!
     
  8. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    It really needed some attention under the hood. I did quite a lot to it this year despite barney and other things that took up a majority of my summer:rolleyes:

    I was thinking that there isnt one thing on that car that I havent touched at this point. Well, except for the clutch and that's on the list...
     
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  9. copperheadgs1

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  10. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    The Grimace.
     

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