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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Happy Birthday, Ed!
« Last post by Shimy87 on Today at 05:34:29 PM »
Happy day!!
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Happy Birthday, Ed!
« Last post by Steve Wood on Today at 03:04:06 PM »
yep, this is the real one!  Happy Birthday, Ed! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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IHADAV8 Playground / Happy Birthday, Ed!
« Last post by Forzfed on Today at 01:39:34 PM »
Don't know if it is Ed's real b-day but if it is Happy Birthday and thanks for sticking around! :cheers:
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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Last post by Steve Wood on August 15 2022, 06:27:16 PM »
Should be better than new and the price is not too bad
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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Last post by nocooler on August 15 2022, 02:51:08 PM »
I went with a helicoil - I needed up repairing both bottom holes
I'm gonna let the thread locker setup and put it back together tomorrow
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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Last post by Steve Wood on August 15 2022, 12:33:10 PM »
We had a bunch of worn out holes in the 440 heads (header holes).  We used Timeserts because I had heard they were much better than other options.  They took a lot of work compared to helicoils and we used blue loctite on them because some go into the water jackets.

Recently, I saw one of the youtube channels testing them vs other threaded fasteners and they did not do as well as the old helicoil when it came to strength.  I guarantee the helicoils are faster, easier, and a lot cheaper.

I think I would use some loctite and install them to stay LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZItuPnU7lU

Cheap is the way to go as long as it is an insert

and my favorite channel because I cannot figure out how he talks so fast without missing a beat.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jknMrFOGMOQ
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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Last post by nocooler on August 15 2022, 11:38:30 AM »
It's got some nice parts in it :O
Yeah, I'm not sure about using epoxy either Steve. The devcon aluminum is supposed to be a whole other animal, but it's $100 a pound. I'm going to look at helicoil and timesert options.
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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Last post by Steve Wood on August 15 2022, 11:17:51 AM »
from what I read, most epoxy fixes will not hold any torque beyond lightly snug.
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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Last post by nocooler on August 15 2022, 10:28:13 AM »
Unfortunately, I don't think I'm the first person to mess with this leak. One of the lower pump holes needs the threads repaired, so I've got to pull the pump and see what my options are. I don't know if there is enough meat to properly Helicoil it. I've heard some use aviation sealer others use Devcon aluminum epoxy as it's strong enough to be drilled/tapped, and I've seen others weld it up and re-tap.
I've got to get it apart and get a game plan.
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