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Old 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch plate bolts?

Hey guys, weird little question here.

I'm replacing a clutch, and I'm curious as to what I need for the bolts that hold on the clutch cover plate.

I haven't specifically worked on clutches before, and this one is custom. I'm using an old Mercedes diesel with a Chevy transmission. I have a clutch disc and cover plate that fit the Mercedes flywheel, but am not sure what I need for those clutch cover bolts.

Can I just get whatever size is correct from the hardware store? Does it have to be Grade 8 or some other special type?

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Old 08-15-2014, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I go grade 8 just because I hate broken bolts. Basically you just need to evenly apply pressure to the outer edge. So make sure to have a torque wrench and expect to spend some time going in a star pattern and rechecking your torque as they snug up.

Does this vehicle look normal or is it heavily moded?
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wait, why does it have to look normal OR be heavily modified!?!?

For now, it's going to be pretty normal-looking. This is for my truck project.
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Open Source Plug-In Hybrid Super-Truck

At some point, I'll be making an aero-cap for it, and that will be a little different. Hopefully more "eye-catching" than "werid-looking".

But for now, I'm working on the drive-line.
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Is it a Chevy with a Mercedes motor or a Mercedes with a Chevy tranny?

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I'm using an old Mercedes diesel with a Chevy transmission. I have a clutch disc

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