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Online morris

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Tread repair
« on: 26.09. 2012 22:10 »
Hi All,

In my introduction post I mentioned I had some V-coil tread inserts ready to repair some ripped out treads of the timing side cover bolts.

In the mean time I got round inserting them, and I must say they are perfect for this kind of job.
The kit comes with a drill, a tap, an insert tool, a tool to break the insert lip, and 20 inserts 1/4" BSW by 1 1/2 times diameter
Just make sure, when drilling and tapping, you're absolutely square to the engine casing, because of the length of the bolts.
I had one hole that was not 100% square, and I couldn't get the bolt in. I had to drill it out carefully, re-tapped the tread, and fitted a new insert with a drop of Loctite, and got away with it, but wouldn't have counted on my luck a second time.

If anybody's interested, here's the website adress;
http://www.voelkel.com/
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Offline wilko

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Re: Tread repair
« Reply #1 on: 26.09. 2012 23:39 »
I take my treads to a shoe repair shop!

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Re: Tread repair
« Reply #2 on: 27.09. 2012 20:30 »
Hi Wilko,

Of course it should read thread where I wrote tread...... *red*
That's what happens if you have to much faith in the automatic correction
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Re: Tread repair
« Reply #3 on: 02.10. 2012 17:10 »
Nevertheless, it was useful information so thanks for that.

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Andy

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