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Old 09-17-2013, 06:13 AM   #31
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If you don't like the Heli-Coil idea than you can try this --> http://www.stanleyengineeredfastenin...readed-inserts

Also, they do make coils in screw pitches/sizes.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #32
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Those look beautiful. The manifold already has these kinds of inserts for the IAC and for the two stud pass through on the face of the 4 runners.

It would be great addition to add but think the best adherence to the insert would be through the ultrasonic welding.
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If able to go through from other side they'd be bulletproof. Can find some of those at well-equipped Ace Hardware, mine has them.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:15 AM   #34
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Magus... Did u tackle the install yet? Wondering how hard of a job it is before I brave doing mine after vacation... If u have any pics or tips they would be greatly appreciated...
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update with me I used couple size bigger screws into the b screw holes and used a real thick gasket material and created a ultimate seal and car runs great
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They use goofy looking skip-thread plastic screws in lots of places on these. One thread is high and the next low. I have been known to carefully measure a next size up sheetmetal screw, you measure the INSIDE diameter of the thread, or the size the screw would be if the thread was buzzed off it. Then pick a drill bit pretty close to exact that size and then run it through the existing hole. Now you have sized the hole for pretty much max thread engagement using a screw in the size you just measured. Put it in and recut new thread in plastic and they hold like gangbusters.

You redrill the hole to specifically suit the screw because you are doubling up the thread engagement there, if just forcing a bigger sheetmetal screw in, you will crack the plastic.
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Magus... Did u tackle the install yet? Wondering how hard of a job it is before I brave doing mine after vacation... If u have any pics or tips they would be greatly appreciated...
No I have not... and it might be a while... I have my whole car torn apart so will be a few months before I get my head to a machine shop. my block is built but everything else is in 100 pieces. So my install will be easy as its off the car and off the motor and the motor is in my garage with plenty of space to get to.

I would take the manifold off to do the work. I got a 60 grit flap wheel and put it on a drill press and the just hand worked it. took about an hour or 2 to get it all done.

It takes about 15 min to get the manifold off (but I have done it a few times so know what all is needed to be pulled.) I then pressure washed it out to get all the bits from sanding out.
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And a picture was requested. I thought I had already posted this in this thread but I guess I only had posted it in my build thread.

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That looks really good Magus. Nice work as always.
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Thanks! I wish I had a little paint shaker table or something that would have removed the air pockets in the epoxy/JBweld mix I used to fill in the voids. but the small areas should not pose any problem. everything is flush and the large paper gasket should make a nice seal with it all.

I matched the paper gasket up and it perfect. Have maybe .5-1mm of material extra removed so even if the gasket is slightly shifted during install it will not see a plastic lip.
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