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« on: May 22, 2011, 04:07:09 PM »

Before ARP fasteners, back in the late '60s and early '70s Trans-Am era, the top of the line fasteners to use were Premier "Supertanium".
These originals are no longer available but you might get lucky scrounging around in military surplus stores or on ebay every once in a
while. Neat period-authentic stuff to find for an old Trans-Am car.





Here are some originals I have from an old Bob Joehnck pulley kit.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 05:55:06 PM »

Jon, are you positive they are not available? Where I work we use them, COULD be very old stock though. They are extremely strong.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 06:17:19 PM »

Outstanding post, Jon.  I'd never seen the Premier Supertanium ad before.  For what it's worth, I believe Premier, or at least the fastener bits that included the Supertanium line were bought by Lawson.  1/2" and up shank sizes seem to still be available through a few sources.

I'm sick, but I can spend an hour looking at nothing but fasteners on a high build quality race car (vintage or current).  Bruce/"BRUCE302" and I have exchanged several e-mails over the years about these fasteners, as thankfully, our cars came with some of these items.  

Here's a shot of some bits drilled for safety wire that were installed on a non-Camaro race car of mine.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 03:43:56 PM »

My understanding is the original Supertanium lettered product is no longer available. Lawson bought out
Premier and still produces Supertanium bolts in certain sizes but they have Lawson logos on them. Below
are some Lawson bolts I have.


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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 03:45:39 PM »

Anybody know who made these? I've had them for maybe 25 years.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 02:30:51 PM »

Those are Bomalloy Products Fasteners...Somewhere I have an original catalog.  I was taking a fasteners class in College and the sales rep for this company made a presentation.  One of the machinists in the class gave him a bad time about the sloppy fit of the nuts and bolts he passed around.  That's why I remember the logo.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 04:29:19 PM »

In my beginnings of peddling race spares, we sold, literally, tons of Bownam hardware.  The hardware was strong.  The joke & truth was that if a formula car had a heavy shunt, the bolts would still be usable.  As some of the log suspension bolts were between $25-$30 each, I have little doubt that they were reused! 

Mike, If you went to a local College, the rep was probably a guy named Don. 

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 09:10:11 PM »

Pretty sure it's Bowman a Fastener manufacturer, which is a division of Curtis Industries. (Curtis Key cutters) Stock ticker B.
I had a Bowman rep that tried to nail me on MRO supplies at our Manufacturing facility.
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011, 03:34:09 PM »

I saw these on ebay yesterday.

1967-1968 style decal


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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 12:12:51 AM »

Another Premier Supertanium ad.
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 12:35:23 PM »

 Thanks for the info...now I know who made these bolts on my car.
Those are on my 67 LOS survivor's TH400 tranny housing to mount.

Mike
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2012, 07:08:34 PM »

I'm glad that posting that ad helped you out.
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 07:13:00 PM »

Develco was another company selling higher grade fasteners for performance applications. Below is an ad from 1968 and a close-up of one of their bolt head markings.
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 07:15:06 PM »

Here are a couple of NOS packages of Develco products.
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 07:16:47 PM »

Mr. Gasket also got into the bolt business.
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