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Old 10-08-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
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How are you keeping your header collector bolts from loosening?

Specifically, the ball and socket header collectors. I have mine currently double nutted but am afraid they will be loose when I check again.

I checked and can't find and of the locking bolt companies (Stage 8 and Percys) that make any long enough for the application.

Any special nuts out there that will help?

Thanks
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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Flat Lockwashers

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Specifically, the ball and socket header collectors. I have mine currently double nutted but am afraid they will be loose when I check again.

I checked and can't find and of the locking bolt companies (Stage 8 and Percys) that make any long enough for the application.

Any special nuts out there that will help?

Thanks
I use grade 8 lockwashers between the nut and the washer on the end of the bolt. Never had them loosen up. I've used this system many times on Mustang ball and socket systems too.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:51 AM   #3
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I used all stainless steel hardware. Bolts, flat washers, lock washer, nut. Tighten the sh*t out of them! No issues with the bolts comming loose.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:05 PM   #4
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Red Threadlock.

Just tighten the heck out of them, check them in 500 miles and they might need a retighten.

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Old 10-10-2010, 07:06 AM   #5
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go to mcmaster carr website. search locknuts. find the distorted thread hex locknuts. once you get a picture of what they look like you can go to local hardware store and see if they have any. if not order them from mcmaster. these are the style used by oem for that application. they will not back off.
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