In Reply to: Good bolts posted by TonynTexas on September 27, 2021 at 13:45:28:
Tony, you you really need to invest in all the important manuals if you intend to be an 8N owner... ; > ) The hood has only 4 bolts that fasten to the dash panel - none on the front. They are special dome-headed 3/8-24 hex bolts, Ford p/n 355494-S. There are no other that fasten to the front. Now, the gas tank is attached to the hood and the doglegs are attached to the hood too, but no other bolts attach to fasten the hood anywhere else. DENNIS CARPENTER makes exact-as-original parts for much of the N's as he owns many of the original tooling he bought from Ford and owns a set of original Ford blueprints, and you can get parts there or at JUST8Ns as well. They both sell the dome-headed bolts in a kit of 4 with washers and nuts included. One bolt on the bottom fastens with a nut encapsulated in the dash panel. Many suppliers buy from Carpenter as he owns the Ford licenses to manufacture these parts, then they sell on their web sites but often with an added markup cost. Do yourself a big flavor and get these manuals and DC catalog -will save you a lot of grief and will give you hours of informative reading.