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One stripped thread during head install

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    One stripped thread during head install

    Help, I have been working on this motor forever. It has been completely rebuilt, and I was nearly done. I am using ARP head studs. One of the very last studs pulled the threads right out of the block.
    How in the heck do I fix this? It is so deep into the block before the threads even grab. I believe there is not even a tap for this thread size.

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    nobody else has had this problem
    am i alone here

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    Hastings went throught the hole other side of this. He broke studs off in his. I would let an engine shop see about maybe drilling it out and putting in a helicoil in that one stud hole. Man that sucks. Hope it all works out. Helicoil is the only route I see you going.

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    simple project, right
    something always has to go wrong

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    it's what keeps life from getting dull, i guess

    thanks again

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    Yeah but I could do without the drama of some of it. Good luck and maybe they can get you fixed. Keep us updated.

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    well, just got back from Gm dealer
    "we don't carry thread repair kits"
    I showed him a catalog print out which has part numbers
    he had no clue

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    Ha Ha i laugh at dealships, they usually dont have a clue whats going on

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