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Triumph TR6 - Happy Ending

I thought I would share a bit of good news and a nice product I came accross as well.
A couple of weeks ago while fastening my head to the block one of the studs stripped the threads on the block at about 65 lbs. I was devastated to say the least...
Anyway, in my search for a solution I came accross a product called a TIME-SERT. Unlike the old Helia Coil system, the unit that gets threaded into the damaged area is a solid flanged insert with threads on the inside and outside of the unit and not a coil. The repair consisted of a 4 step process (drill, create reccess, tap and install. The unit locks into place and can withstand high torgue rates.
I must admit the kit for a single size repair 7/16-20 was not cheap ($85.00)and includes the tooling and 5 inserts. Inserts can be purchased seperate as well if you have the kit.There are much less expensive solutions. However, I did not want to go cheap on a fastener as vital as a Head bolt that will be under heavy load...
DWS Smith

Used Keen Serts on my Wedge, 2 of em!
Don Kelly

The Keenserts are a nice one as well. These and the E-Z LOK system were my second and third options and the Helicoil was at the bottom...I'm not knocking the Helicoil system as I believe it has it's applications...
DWS Smith

My task on old block

Don Kelly

Don, up here in the north we use duct tape to tape our engines together. Holds better.
A. J. Koschinsky

Duct tape...#3 on the list of 10 best tools of all time...right alongside a big rock on the side of the road!!
db
Doug Baker

Duct tape gets to gooey in our wet climate



Don Kelly

Don,
But I understand that Duck tape does real well!!
db
Doug Baker

A tad blurry but here is the Time sert installed...
And lots of clear packing tape to keep the ugly stuff out of the engine...

DWS Smith

This thread was discussed between 26/09/2011 and 30/09/2011

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