In Reply to: Re: 8n hydraulic cover/seat mount location posted by Doug on January 30, 2020 at 09:19:01:
A stud is a stronger, more efficient fastener than a bolt. FORD engineered them in certain applications. Heads were used with studs until the mid-1950's. Many fellas go to bolts when they pull their engines and/or heads and replace the studs with bolts. You can use bolts, probably with no consequences. Here's a link to 7/16 studs, Grade 8 Zinc, 10 for $10. Length is 3/8 longer but holes are not blind so simply grind down the ends 3/16" each. They also have 7/16 x 1-5" L in Black Oxide, 10 for $42 -yikes! Good luck whatever you do and report back with end results.