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 Post subject: Thread size AU 5.0 bellhousing to alloy engine bracket
Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:54 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I need some help. I was under my Au xr8 the other day and noticed that there is a bolt missing!

It must not have been put back when the clutch was done.

It is the bolt on the drivers side at the bottom onof the bell housing. It connects the bell housing to a long aalloy bracket that mounts up on the side of the engine block. The bolt would be approxim 80mm long.

I tried a 10mm but it wants to cross thread. Can anyone confirm??
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 Post subject: Re: Thread size AU 5.0 bellhousing to alloy engine bracket
Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:53 am 
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If 10mm is close then you don't have a lot of options...

10mm a*** (1.5 pitch)
10mm fine (1.25 pitch)
3/8UNC
3/8UNF

Not sure if the Windsors were an imperial based engine or not... If not then disregard the 3/8 sizes and try the other 10mm pitch...

If there on the other side of the motor you can take to someone to get the pitch read?

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 Post subject: Re: Thread size AU 5.0 bellhousing to alloy engine bracket
Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 12:48 pm 
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Windsors are Imperial Based - but the transmission is Metric (ha!).

Gearbox to Engine bolts are all imperial. Im not 100% sure but fairly sure that that bottom bolt is 3/8

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Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:27 am 
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Thanks guys. I will go and buy a 3/8th bolt and give it a go. I will report back so anyone in the future who has this annoying problem will have a record!
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 Post subject: Re: Thread size AU 5.0 bellhousing to alloy engine bracket
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:47 am 
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Fair chance you'll be looking for a 3/8 UNC then... Can't really imagine them using a UNF...

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 Post subject: Re: Thread size AU 5.0 bellhousing to alloy engine bracket
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Since it bolts into the aussie made support bracket, my money is on it being a standard pitch metric thread. Most likely M10.

 

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:26 pm 
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Confirmed as M10 standard pitch.

A 3/8 UNC is initially a loose fit in the treads but only screws in about 6mm before binding

 

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 Post subject: Re: Thread size AU 5.0 bellhousing to alloy engine bracket
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:03 am 
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strange. Mine was definately 3/8. M10 would not thread. Maybe it has been re -tapped. It has had a clutch change at some stage.
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Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:56 am 
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mine is 3/8..
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Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:48 am 
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My previous ones hav all been 3/8. Interesting
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Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:57 pm 
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I measured about a dozen I had in my scrap bin

91DA all seem to be M10x1.5mm

94DA are not M10x1.5mm

 

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