What are these holes for? What size bolt?

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What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by -JC- » Fri May 08, 2020 3:37 pm

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The ones next to the inlet manifold, not the top of the dizzy :lol:
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Re: What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by Paul G » Fri May 08, 2020 5:28 pm

Probably for when an air conditioner is fitted. Granada models especially that were also fitted with the pinto engine.

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Post by -JC- » Sat May 09, 2020 1:53 pm

Ah cool, thanks. Yeah it's a later head, was told Sierra.Thinking of trying to mount a bracket there for my megajolt coil pack
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Post by Mc Tool » Sat May 09, 2020 11:02 pm

How do you manage the oil pump drive if you remove the dizzy ?
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Re: What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by Paul G » Sun May 10, 2020 10:02 am

I would guess the bracket comes out over the leads and they feed through a suitable cut out in it.

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Re: What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by -JC- » Sun May 10, 2020 5:19 pm

I'm going to leave the dizzy in place for now, for that reason, and also in case it doesn't work. I think people usually use a cut down shaft and a blanking plug.

Anyone able to hazard a guess at the bolt sizes? Nothing in my box of bits seems close, although it's such random stuff that's not saying much!
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Re: What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by Bug » Mon May 11, 2020 7:17 am

Kind of look the same as the manifold studs, but that's just a guess I'm afraid.

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Post by -JC- » Mon May 11, 2020 8:36 am

Yeah I did wonder that. Annoyingly I can't find the spare studs I had :banghead:
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Re: What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by Paul G » Mon May 11, 2020 4:17 pm

M8 I would think.

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Re: What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by mjcapri » Wed May 13, 2020 8:30 am

Paul G wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 4:17 pm
M8 I would think.
Yes they look like M8 x 1.25. Unless they used fine (1.0) pitch. I still have some pinto heads including a late Sierra one but they’re not at the house otherwise I’d check....

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Post by -JC- » Fri May 15, 2020 10:42 pm

Cool, thanks. Have ordered some online, hopefully they'll do
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Re: What are these holes for? What size bolt?

Post by nigecapri » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:18 pm

Those holes are for mounting a SUPERCHARGER BRACKET :D
I put my coil-pack on the inner wing just next to the washer bottle & run the HT's along under the strut brace, less heat & vibration & keeps the engine tidier.

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