Was installing the 3* shims today and things were moving well until....
Reinstalling the U-bolts and they came up short. Never once did I see a mention in my searches of a need for longer bolts. With the torque, the bottom of the bolts came eve with the bottom of the nuts. In my years of aircraft maintenance, I have learned you need at least a couple threads showing to be safe.
So removed the shims, but finished installing the new center bolts with the spacer, that way it will be ready when I get new bolts.
Now... Where to get new bolts? Figure at least 7 to 7.5" would work for this.
Anybody know where to grab a set online? I tries 6 different auto stores and dealers locally and no one has them...so next stop is online.