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Stripped Thread on a DuraForce Block

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Fun times at GC's garage!

I was reassembling the good DuraForce from my donor 10323 to the 10550 mounting plate yesterday morning. Assembly was going well when low and behold one of the bolts from the mounting plate seemed to turn too easily. I removed the bolt with thread debris on the bolt.

It must have been corrosion that seized it. I didn't use any PB Blaster during disassembly as the bolt came out normally, but I didn't check the threads after removal.

Needless to say I am pretty miffed. It appears that all the threads came off with the bolt during disassembly. Now I have good DuraForce with one bad mounting bolt thread.

What do you think I should dö:


Ideas anyone. I want to get this 10550 assembled.
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i had that kinda prob with my v-series......muffler bolt stripped out, i just tapped the bore for the next size up& a dot of loctite on one end,& dot of never sieze on the other end
lol now i have to do the mount bolts, they shook thier way out too
looks sharp!!!!!!!
got a question,
on the 10323....
which holes bolt the exhaust plate to the deck?is it the ones with the sort of nut embedded in the plate?
going outside to mess with this unit later
glad it worked out for ya i found out the size i needed 5/16 X 1-1/2
found a site for the other stuff i needed, lower exhaust pipe,&plate
, after i get this one running, i'll probably part out my 10227 over fall&winter
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