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Happy dance after success! #1339685 Mon Dec 30 2019 01:54 PM
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Lugnutz Offline OP
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I did a happy dance. I hope to do it again.
Engine exhaust manifold bolt was sheered off even with the head with NOTHING sticking out.
I made a 7/8” diameter washer from plate steel and drilled a hole the same size as the bolt hole.
Preheated the bolt in the head with a propane torch. Carefully welded a nub onto the barely exposed bolt. Then welded the washer to the nub with the AMPS turned way up. Got it red hot.
Then welded a 3/4” nut to the washer. Again red hot.
Let it cool. Turned that thing right out. One more to go. Wish me luck.
This is standard procedure but thought I’d share my success story.

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Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339688 Mon Dec 30 2019 02:16 PM
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That is just entirely too clever. I have to add that to my tool box of knowledge!


Mike
Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Dragsix] #1339689 Mon Dec 30 2019 02:25 PM
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Lugnutz Offline OP
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The key is to get that seized bolt hot, hot, hot. Then let it cool. I tapped it gently with a hammer before I put a wrench on it.

Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339690 Mon Dec 30 2019 02:41 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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Good show! It's also much less likely to do irreversible damage to the casting than drilling!
Jerry


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Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339692 Mon Dec 30 2019 03:27 PM
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Ya see, things like this that can really help bolters, Bravo!


1953 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339696 Mon Dec 30 2019 03:39 PM
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A thing of beauty.an epic WIN!!


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Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339704 Mon Dec 30 2019 05:18 PM
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Nice work. I had that problem a long while ago.. after pulling the head off (I couldn't get to the studs with them on) the broken parts were finger loose!!


Another quality post.


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Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339750 Mon Dec 30 2019 09:31 PM
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Nice work!!
Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339775 Mon Dec 30 2019 11:43 PM
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Lugnutz Offline OP
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I’m now 2 for 2. I think I might run for President.
“Do a Happy Dance” will be my campaign slogan.

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Re: Happy dance after success! [Re: Lugnutz] #1339789 Tue Dec 31 2019 12:52 AM
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Stovebolt Nation, I give you President Lugnutz....


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