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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-17-2003 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My friend picked up an old Performer intake that looks great but the threads are striped for the distributor hold down. How can he fix it?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-17-2003 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Helicoil to the rescue!

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posted 01-17-2003 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heli coils.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-17-2003 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was thinking of that but will it hold since the hole goes straight through. I?ve used them before but always had something to limit how far it went in.

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posted 01-17-2003 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh sure.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 01-18-2003 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have used a Heli Coil on the dist. hold down hole on my FE 428 aluminum intakes, which also is an open hole. I put a small drop of Locktite on the insert when I installed it, & let the Lockite fully set before putting the bolt in. Never had a problem after that. What type of engine are you dealing with, anyhow? The FE is the only Ford I`m aware of the has the dist. bolt in the intake, but Edelbrock never made a Torquer for the FE. Just curious.

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