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Old 09-25-2019, 05:42 AM   #11
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...JB weld 24 hour epoxy all around inside in the hole, let it dry, then cut notches in the end of the bolt so it is like a self threading one...
^Wicked nice dood! I'm gonna have to give that a try, thanks for the idea.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:55 AM   #12
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If the tap doesn't work what about installing a stud instead of a bolt and double nutting it to lock it in place.
Yes, you can easily do it this way.
I would use blue Loctite on the threads as well as lock washers on both sides. You would only need 1 nut as opposed to two.


I know people have said they do it but I would not run one bolt on the starter as opposed to two. With only 1 bolt, the vibration will loosen the bolt and you could actually have the starter fall out if the loose bolt is not noticed.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:32 PM   #13
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clean the inside of the hole with a wire brush, then 1/16" layer of JB weld 24 hour epoxy all around inside in the hole, let it dry, then cut notches in the end of the bolt so it is like a self threading one. Then thread it in like a tap ( in/out/in/out ect.) This has worked for me in the past on a water pump bolt. BOL
That's an awesome trick. Would it hold up to the torque of needed for the starter bolt though? How would you get it in?
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:39 PM   #14
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Yes, you can easily do it this way.
I would use blue Loctite on the threads as well as lock washers on both sides. You would only need 1 nut as opposed to two.


I know people have said they do it but I would not run one bolt on the starter as opposed to two. With only 1 bolt, the vibration will loosen the bolt and you could actually have the starter fall out if the loose bolt is not noticed.
Diffenitly will put some loctite on it. I wouldn't trust using only one bolt on it.

I found something awesome today. On my other motor I was trying to remove one of the lower studs to see how long they were so I could use them and noticed some light coming out. I found that the upper bellhousing bolt holes are passthrough. If the tap doesn't work I could just put a longer bolt in and put a nut on the end of the bolt. Then next time I need to pull the engine or trans I'll fix the threads properly.

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Old 09-27-2019, 04:37 PM   #15
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I got the tap in. I ran it through and now the bolt tightens up. All fixed.
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