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    $8 on Amazon
    Edit: correction 19$ for both taps as a combo
     
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    You all are full of great idea's. Ended up going to my local harbor freight and purchased a nice metric tap and die set that had the M14 1.5 that is needed for this yob. I used the standard tap to attempt to clean up the threads and well, I think it was successful.
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    I'll measure out the hole and take in consideration the thickness of the CS mounting bracket and get the longest replacement bolt possible without bottoming it out. If the hole does not hold the torque and fails then I will have to drill and use my HeliCoil kit that I have.


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    Let's hope this worked :)
     
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    Finally... it's coming together. Sure is nice to get that block off the garage floor.
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    Found some old pictures from when the engine was being built back in 2015. Figured I'd share. I still think it's quite silly that a built block has had 3 owners and never been fired.
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    Dont be afraid to throw a washer or two on that bolt so that you can use a longer one without bottoming out.

    And be really certain you didnt bottom out
     
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    I found a bunch of different length M14 bolts at my local store, practiced screwing them in. Picked the one that bottomed out 1/4" from seat without the bracket. The bracket is 3/8" thick and I used one washer when installing it so we should be good. It did torque successfully to 65 ft lbs, so far. I honestly did not want to push it and ruin my day.


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