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To: "Shoptalk (shoptalk)" <>
Subject: FW: broken bolt removal
From: "Zampa, Fred (Macon State College)" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 14:04:53 -0400
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From: Zampa, Fred (Macon State College) 
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 2:03 PM
To: prewar (prewar)
Subject: broken bolt removal
I just broke off the bolt that holds the right side water outlet to the
cylinder part of the block on my 34 austin seven. So, I now have a sunken in
stump of a bolt stuck in the not very thick web that it bolts into.  My
first inclination is to drill and tap.  But, the current issue of the
American Austin/bantam club news has a different method.  
        Supposedly you can heat the bolt stub with a fine cutting torch
flame then blow it out with oxygen. To me , this sounds like a certain way
to crack the block.    Has anyone ever tried this  ??   Did it work?????
Would a plasma torch work better ????
 Fred Zampa, macon ga.

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