Well, tonight I got started on my plumbing. I couldn't find the bolts that held the thermostat housing down, so I grabbed two bolts off my work bench that fit through the thermostat holes. Unfortunately, these two bolts were not the right size, but they certainly wanted to think that they were the right size they felt like they were threading, until they were almost at the tightening stage. At that point they just kept turning and to my dismay when I took it all back apart the threads came out with the bolt! DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!
Looks like I either have to get some helicoils or a new intake. Which I have been wanting for awhile but down have the money. I would love to have a Weiand Team-G or something like that, but in the tall deck version, so I don't have to use my spacers that I spend so much time making. Maybe some day.
yea, i wouldnt worry to much, thats an easy fix, and it looks like you have plenty of material to either drill one size up and tap, or set in a pair of heli-coils. just a little step backwards, no biggie