I would not use regular bolts. Couple of problems, bolts don't give the full thread depth engagement that a stud does, and a stud with a fine thread nut pulls harder than a coarse thread bolt.
Most everyone knows to run a tap in the bolt holes when going back together with an engine, which is the proper thing to do. Some assume the same is true with a stud, to run a die over the threads, especially if they're rusty. Not true! Never run a die over a bolt or stud, it will under size it. The threads are rolled on prior to heat treating. Not saying you did this, but if you did...
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