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RE: [oletrucks] Howdyaget an "Easy Out" Out?

To: "Oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>, <Hudson29@aol.com>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Howdyaget an "Easy Out" Out?
From: "Kevin D. Pennell" <oletwuk@amaze.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 19:14:22 -0500

  If it is an "Easy Out", the material is so hard that you can readily
"shatter it".  Use a center punch or a small punch and a hammer and break it
apart one smack at a time.  Aim true, as your block doesn't yell loud, but
it'll make you pay for a poor aim.  Try to avoid the threads!!  I've had to
do this once or twice myself (I'll never admit in public that I've broken
easy outs, so keep this between us -Smile!-)

  Once you've cleaned out the broken pieces, re-tap the hole.  I had to move
to the next larger size bolt once before, as well...  I learned about the
"aim" thing and the threads the hard way.

Yours, Kevin P.
59' Apache 38/NAPCO

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Hudson29@aol.com
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 6:11 PM
To: old-chevy-truck@onelist.com; oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Howdyaget an "Easy Out" Out?

    I'm back to work today on the same broken bolt that stymied me several
weeks ago. The first part of the job was to use a Dremel Moto Tool to grind
the shaft of the broken bolt level inside the hole. Once this was done I
figured on using the new toys the Snap-On guy delivered Wednesday, an
extractor set with drill guides. I had high hopes for the drill guides, but
bumped into an unpleasant surprise before I could use them.
    The Dremel with a rotary grinding bit did clean up the hole so that I
could see what was going on, and it looks like a metallic five pointed star
is imbedded in the broken bolt. It is very tough, and even the new Cobalt
drills won't touch it, just skating across the surface. Could this be what
left of an "Easy-Out" that somebody broke off and just gave up on?
    What now? I think I'll go back out and work with the Dremel awhile, but
doubt that will get much further down. I would sure hate to have to drag the
entire motor out to a machine shop to have one oil pan bolt removed, but I'm
runnin' out of ideas.

Paul O'Neil, Hudson29@aol.com
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