<VV> Number One Plug

Harry Yarnell (Verizon) harryyarnell at verizon.net
Sun Jun 5 14:42:54 EDT 2016

Things are relative as to how much effort you need to put into a thread
Wait till you have to Timesert all 20 headbolt holes on a
Northstar...there's a reason it's a $4,000 repair at the Cadillac store.

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Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 1:55 PM
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Subject: <VV> Number One Plug

Well. there I was getting ready for a nice cruise in the 63 Monza, (65
engine) and suddenly a sound I have heard before. Several months ago the
number one plug blew out of the engine taking threads and all with it. After
helicoiling it and reinserting a new plug, everything was fine until
yesterday when the same thing happened. I am afraid I am looking at a major
job here, but wonder if there is any work around like re-helicoiling or some
such thing that plug hole and avoiding all the aggravation of "worst case".
Any suggestions are welcome. 

Working with an aluminum engine has been a challenge!! 

Thanks in advance 

Mike in Michigan 

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