Paul: If you have access to a welder, here is what i have used here on the
farm to get brocken bolts out. I take a washer with the same size hole as
the bolt, place it over the brocken off end of the bolt, and weld it on
through the hole. Completely filling the hole of the washer with weld. Then
I take a nut , smaller in diameter than the washer and weld that to the
washer, with all the welding, usually the brocken piece is heated up almost
red, and with a turn of a wrench will twist out. Espeacially with the
brocken off extractor still in there. I realize that doing under the truck
over head, may be a challenge, but think it should work. Good luck!
51 chev. Work in progress
72 chev. restored.
From: Hudson29@aol.com <Hudson29@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>;
Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 5:20 PM
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
>entire motor out to a machine shop to have one oil pan bolt removed, but
>runnin' out of ideas.
>Paul O'Neil, Hudson29@aol.com
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