[Healeys] Stripped Water Pump Stud

Tom Felts tomfelts at windstream.net
Sat May 27 05:40:42 MDT 2017

get new and larger vice grips--seriously.

---- Patrick & Caroline Quinn <p_cquinn at tpg.com.au> wrote: 



Had a half hour to spare this afternoon so I thought I would fit the new
water pump to the BN3's six-cylinder engine.


Of the four nuts, three tightened without a problem. but I managed to strip
the thread the stud thread on the fourth.


Normally I would use the twin nut method, but with the stud stripped that's
not possible. So what to do? My 40+ year old vice-grips (mole-grips) can't
handle the strain and I don't have a welder to weld on a nut, nor do I have
an extractor.


Was thinking about filing the end of the stud flat on two sides and using a
crescent wrench or what we call a shifting spanner. Any experienced advice
out there?


Many thanks


Patrick Quinn

Blue Mountains, Australia

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