View Single Post
jyl jyl is offline
Registered User
 
jyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Nor California & Pac NW
Posts: 20,089
Garage
I thought it was interesting that the Allen bolts securing my seat rails were metric 8.8 which is actually a bit weaker than regular grade 5. Then I looked up the shear strength of a 1/4" grade 5 bolt and saw it is something like 3,500 lbs. 6 bolts x 3,500 lbs/bolt = 21,000 lbs = 10 g x 200 lb me. Enough strength, d'you think?
__________________
1989 3.2 Carrera coupe
1988 Westy Vanagon, Zetec conversion
Really want to find a clean E28 . . .
Old 02-03-2004, 07:36 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)