<VV> Stripped threads/plug holes

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Sat Nov 17 20:55:12 EST 2007

Blaine--I repaired one with a helicoil several years ago and it's still holding.  I Removed the Carburetor  and was able to do the job.  Need to keep trimmings from getting into combustion chamber by adding a little grease on the end of the tool used for making new threads.  Ken

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From: Blaine Sanders <utvairs at yahoo.com>
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Stripped threads/plug holes
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 16:26:10 -0800 (PST)

Is it possible to repair the threads in a spark plug hole without removing the head?  How difficult a fix is it? 

The guy I bought the car from said he and his neighbor rebuilt the engine together.  Apparently his strong-arm neighbor was putting things together on the passenger side while he was on the drivers side -- because almost every bolt that goes into aluminum on that side of the car is stripped.  Grrrr....


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