Added dips to my 19 TT truck and I am having trouble getting carter pins in nuts, can I lockwire the two nuts together or should I get smaller cater pins ? T hanks for any help in advance
They are called cotter pins. A standard 3/32 X 3/4 will do the trick.
Larry 1/16 won't fit I checked the bolts and they are shorter than the rods I took out. The rods that were in the car were heavy rods new ones are light rods. can I use the cap bolts from the heavy rods they fit and have the sufficient length. Sorry about my spelling on the original post that was frustration under the car. In real life I was a machinist. Thanks for any help in advance !
Several people use self locking nuts, available from McMaster Carr and aircraft supply places. Some people just torque them to the 45 foot-pounds and leave it at that. Next time I take up my rods I will use the self locking nuts.
To answer your question, yes you can, use all of them to keep the weight/balance the same.
Thanks to all for the help
I use small block Chevy rod bolts and nuts. They fit very well and don't need any kind of locking nuts, cotter pins,or safety wire. I figure if they can stand up to the stresses of a SMBC without any kind of extra locking, they should be just fine for a T. And yes, it's Chevy, NOT C###Y or something else. I don't get that. No other brand that I know of is done that way on here . JMHO. Dave