If the holes go right through, another option would be to see if a nut
would go on the end (although this might not be acceptable as it would
On 20/06/2011 13:13, John T. Blair wrote:
> At 11:10 PM 6/19/2011, BJNoSHOV8 wrote:
> >Is it possible to drill the holes deeper and put threads farther into
> the material?
> >Or 3. Just drill and tap the holes for the next larger bolt if
> there's enough
> Thanks to all that replied. The consensus seems to be to use the
> helicoil, or go
> to the next size up bolt.
> Unfortunately, I don't know if there is enough metal there. This is
> on the outside
> lip of the carb, with just a little ear where the bolts are.
> At to going deeper, good idea but won't work as these holes go
> through the metal. This is an old Zenith carb.
> I do like the suggestion about taking it to a small engine repair shop
> and let them
> look at it and doing all 5 holes if I do the 3.
> I might try that. The shop may know better than I if there is enough
> meat left
> to go the helicoil route.
> While I'm out, I look for either the locktite or Permatex epoxies vis
> just JB Weld.
> Thanks again.
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