With 75 ft lbs of torque, you definitely don't want to "retap" the
hole and loctite it. Maybe with an MGB head maybe (45ft-lbs torque,
right?). Besides, loctite only keeps something from unscrewing, it
doesn't keep something from pulling out of a hole.
With this much torque required you don't want to helicoil it either.
Have it fixed at a machine shop!
'53 BN1 '64 BJ8
On 3/23/06, Mark and Kathy <email@example.com> wrote:
> Whats wrong with trying to retap the hole and using Loctite?
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> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 10:32 PM
> Subject: Mag drills
> > Hi,
> > I am putting the head back on the block and have stripped the threads in
> > the
> > block in one of the stud holes. I intend to helicoil the repair. I have
> > been told to use a drill with a magnetic base which will guarantee plumb.
> > Anyone have any experience or opinion?
> > Thank you,
> > Bill Schumann BJ8 38046