[Healeys] Stripped Bolt

Michael michael.salter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 14:05:57 MST 2015

Actually Price there is probably an easier solution.
The thread is in a tube which has a thread cut in each end and an unthreaded section between the threads.
I would suggest tapping the tube a little deeper and using a longer bolt.
Michael S
BN1 #174

-----Original Message-----
From: "R. Price Lindsay" <050.rpl at gmail.com>
Sent: ‎6/‎02/‎2015 9:23 a.m.
To: "Richard Ewald" <richard.ewald at gmail.com>
Cc: "Healey List Healey List" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Stripped Bolt

Thanks to all.  Heli-coil sounds like the way to go.  I should have stated that the bolt is for a tow hook eye.  Sorry if I got some scratching their heads!

Price Lindsay

On Feb 5, 2015, at 1:29 PM, Richard Ewald <richard.ewald at gmail.com> wrote:

Any good mechanical thread repair method will result in a stronger female thread that the standard hole.  The Heli-coil rep used to do a demo with a sheet of aluminum and a grade 8 bolt.  He would screw the bolt in the hole, and strip the threads.  He would then install a heli-coil and screw the same bolt in and proceed to break the grade 8 bolts and the new larger diameter thread of the thread repair was stronger than the original bolt. 
My advise is get a good thread repair kit (heli-coil, time sert, etc) and repair the hole, no need to weld it first.

On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 8:46 AM, R. Price Lindsay <050.rpl at gmail.com> wrote:

I have stripped a non-essential bolt in the frame and want to replace it on my BJ8.  I really don’t want to drill it out, re-tap it and use a larger bolt for visual reasons.  I don’t have access to a welding machine (probably a good thing).  Is there a way to re-fill the hole and tap it to the correct size?  There could be a lot of stress on the bolt.

Price Lindsay
67 BJ8

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