Anglia Range (Export)
24th April 1963
Rods with Larger Bolts
"Anglia" (1959 onwards) (997cc engine
approximate engine number - 105E-588929
the connecting rods have been modified to
incorporate larger big end bolts.
Current connecting rods can
be identified by the length of the bolts, 1 3/4
in (44.45mm) approximately, and their thread size
11/32 24 UNF 3A compared
with the length, 1 5/8 in (41.3mm) approximately,
and thread size 5/16 24 UNF
3B of the former.
Although it is physically
possible to fit a small diameter bolt to a
current connecting rod, and possibly tighten the
bolt to the correct torque, the thread of the
bolt will strip in service. Therefore it is
essential that only a 11/32 bolt is fitted to a
current connecting rod and tightened to a torque
of 20 to 25 lb.ft (2.76 to 4.1 kg.m)
part numbers of the current and former connecting
rods are tabulated below:-
|Connecting Rod .. .. .. ..
.. .. .. ..
|Bolt (connecting rod big
end) .. ..
|Plate (connecting rod
locking .. ..