Head bolt replacement

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Posted by Bw on November 09, 2020 at 01:40:36 [URL] [DELETE] :

Am about to reassemble the motor on my 50 8N and forgot to source new head bolts. I know this has been discussed a few times looking thru the archive section but thought I would ask again for clarification.
Would it be acceptable to use standard grade 8 bolts for the head? I have only found 2 1/2 rather then 2 3/8 but could cut them down if that is advisable? Also, The head size is 5/8 rather then 11/16, is that a problem? Would flat washers Or lock washers help (or hinder), that would take up most of the 1/8 difference in length if I didnt cut them down?
I did see some suggestions in the archives on where to source originals but I would it would put me back a couple of weeks waiting on delivery.
Thanks again


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