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Looking for the two bolts to mount the starter housing on a 1980. cant seem to find them. does anyone know what thread and size these are?
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The parts manual has these bolts listed. I'm using 99451-85A parts catalog.

1. the bolt at the rear part # 2871W = 5/16-18x1-1/4
2. the front part # 4017 .................= 5/16-18x1

ps. The Factory service manual and the above listed parts catalog are life savers when neaded.
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Awesome. thank you. I need to pick up that manual too.
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each bolt is listed as having a flat washer 1/16" thick also.
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Thanks a ton guys. Have the service manual but really need to pick up that parts manual. would have saved me a lot of time and frustration
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