<VV> Stripped threads/plug holes

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 18 14:22:52 EST 2007

What you describe is a potential method to strip threads, not cross 
threading. Unlike cross dressing, the process is irreversible, and is 
USUALLY accomplished, by installing a threaded device, cocked.  :)

harry yarnell
perryman garage and orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Secular" <rusecular at yahoo.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> Stripped threads/plug holes

  >> One thing I have never done is cross thread a plug......yet.


  You must be newbie to cross threading Rick but, have no fear -  Do exactly 
as I say,
  and you'll hold your head up high soon, like a pro:
    1) Warm up the engine. Preferably past 400 degrees. An engine with one 
    two quarts short in oil would be ideal.

    2) turn it off by turning the ignition switch counter clockwise.

    3) start taking the hardest spark plug first. Tighten to 80 ft-lbs 
first - then unscrew
    the plug real fast, while pulling the ratchet wrench left to right 
  I'm certain others will show you a different method, ** ignore them ** ! 
focus on what I just taught you :)

  One of these days, you'll own a V8 corvair and it'll be much harder cross 
threading that jewel...so
  enjoy it while you have an good aluminum engine.


  Tony I.

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