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    Mystery Bolt, what is it fun.

    Okay, I have this bolt, in fact I have 4 of these bolts now and kept missing where they came from until last week. So yes, I know what it is, do you.
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    Timing chain guide bolt ?

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    Which Opel model? I cannot recall seeing it on the GT.
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    I will say it came from a GT, it is not a timing chain guide bolt
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    A hint is it had a nut on the thread side.
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    Rod bolt. You should have eight of them.

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    Is it zinc coated?
    What are it's dimensions?
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    I had it zinc plated, but not originally...it is parkerized. It is not a Rod bolt.
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    Door hinge pivot bolt?
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    Mystery Bolt, what is it fun.

    That bolt has not been present on any GT I’ve taken apart. So I’m assuming it goes to a very often replaced part. Maybe it’s the alternator upper mount?

    I know the GM AC unit had tons of extra bolts too maybe something from there?

    That’s a strange bolt though. Almost looks like it’s designed to let fluid pass around it and rotate. Could be hidden inside something I missed though.
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    It is a OEM Kamax bolt. It looks like a rod bolt of some type, but isn't, it has a nut that is used to hold it in place. It is not from the door hinges, or air conditioning kits.
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    Did it come from the 4-speed transmission?
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    That's a vague question, so I will not answer unless you mention a specific bolt. The reason is even if you said is it a headliner bolt, I would want the guess to be specific to what the bolt in the headliner did or was at. I'm liking this one...I thought it would be a tough one...since even I had some of the bolts and never knew or could figure where they went to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwschumm View Post
    Did it come from the 4-speed transmission?

    It does look similar to this bolt but the thread it too long
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    I will guess Bell Housing to Transmission.
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    Nope, but I hope we are having fun with this now. I will say you are cold on the transmission #2 hint
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelspyder View Post
    I will say you are cold on the transmission #2 hint
    Yeah, I found that out by checking in the illustrated parts manual.
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    Mystery Bolt, what is it fun.

    How about a bolt near the spider gears in the rear axle?
    I don’t know what they are called but there are four bolts if memory serves.
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    And Kyler!!!! Nope...try again...lol
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    Hint #3, It's not on all Opel GTs. Could be, but I know 100% that it is not on all GTs, Could even be on a Manta or Kadett I think. But know a GT it could be.
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