Let’s talk about BMW bolts

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by lucky6600, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. photorider

    photorider Been here awhile

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    Now that would suck. Reminds me of this sticker:

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  2. SohoPhil

    SohoPhil Been here awhile

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    There's a Porsche guy on Pelican that does plating & anodizing who's out of the Boston area.
    You can find him via his user name, Shaun@Tru76 .
    Nice guy that I have met and done business with in the past.
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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I used to have an International pickup (AS110)....all the bolts were marked IH. I must check a restored one, if I can find one, I don't think IH makes their own bolts these day.
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  4. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    LOL... I have been doing this as well as of late. I've even considered sizing out all the hardware then ordering replacements in bulk.
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  5. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    These are my favorite folks in hardware: https://www.belmetric.com/

    They cater to German/Euro dealer and indy car shops, so most of the stuff is German-sourced and the rest is other Euro countries. Bulk injection hose clamps, brake banjo gaskets, alu fill/drain plug gaskets and just about anything threaded you can imagine, in numerous grades, finishes, and head variations.
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    Jim K in PA, Texer and Jim Day like this.
  6. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    Damn!!! (In a good way) Every time i think about doing something like in this case making a list of hardware you have already done it. Once again you just saved me a lot of work :beer
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  7. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I too saw and appreciated Anton's list of hardware. Then I looked at the Index for his pages and couldn't find it. I eventually Bookmarked the page but unless I am using my personal computer (I use the public computer at the Library a lot) I don't think there is a way to find that page.

    So, what am I doing wrong?
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  8. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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  9. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Re; black bolts, are these the problematic ones (/5 flywheel bolts being sold by MaxBMW)?
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  10. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Got it Thanks. Somehow I was in another directory, if that makes sense.
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  11. TwoShoes

    TwoShoes How Many Shoes?

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    wondering if anyone has toyed with "home electroplating" with or without electricity. The wire brush does a great job at cleaning fasteners, but it would be nice if things didn't rust out so quickly after. Looking at something like this...
    electroless Nickel kit canada.png
    The caswell site indicates the elctroless gives a more even plating distribution better at going into small spaces, crannies...
    I know, factory is cadmium. Don't feel like sending my fasteners to Turkey for this...
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