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brett
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hey guys ,just about to pick up some tools and want some bondhus t bars ,but the ones i was about to pull the trigger are ball ended ones ,are these ok or am i better getting the pure straight ones ,basically these are going to be used on an engine build
 

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Buy American!
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Ball ended ones are much more versatile and absolutely necessary when removing the cam covers while the engine is still in the frame (for future shim adjustment). Only the smaller ones are likely to break so as long as you're careful with those, you should have no problem with breakage.

I also heartily recommend using a torque wrench on all tightening of the covers. That will require having a set of long ball-ended socket hex key sockets and short straight-ended hex key sockets.
 

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Killer Service Inc.
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As noted...ball ends will snap off when tightening.

I never use a ball end to do the final tightening.

It can be a real pain in the A$$ to get the ball out of the bolt sometimes.
 
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