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WTB 50-53 263 head bolts

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I bought a 1953 263 straight 8 to put in my 1938 Buick Special  coupe, upon disassembly we found One broken head bolt then we broke One and now I think I lost One, so I need 3 head bolts and I believe that 50-53 are the same. So here is my delima I am WTB Three of these if anyone has them they can part with, the engine is ready to be dropped off with the engine rebuilder but I need these head bolts first. Please someone help.

Mike in Nor Cal

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Found the One that I thought was lost but still really need Two, they are different than the Ones in the 248 that is coming out of the car. Can anyone out there help?

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Only difference is length. And I believe the blind holes will take the longer ones. If not, any GOOD bolt supplier has ones that will work. 

  The machine shop doing the build should be able to obtain them.

 

  Ben

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In 1970 I removed and saved the head bolts from a 1950 Buick. The bolts are mixed in with others. Attached is photo that may be the bolt. Please confirm or provide dimensions and I should be able to locate them. There are 6 lines on top of the head.

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Mike,

If you are having the engine rebuilt, I would think that you would want to go back in with NEW head bolts.  The threads on the original (old) bolts have been pulled and/or stressed to a certain degree and thus weakened a bit.  Just my humble opinion here.

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

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100% with Terry.   Put new ones in, they will not be that expensive to buy from any reputable nut and bolt supplier.  Make sure they're high tensile, I would go with Grade 8

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