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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

Hi there,

Im rebuilding a 1500cc single relief engine and when i went to put the two case halves together, I noticed one of the smaller 8mm posts was stripped. I removed the post but now im having problems finding a replacement. Can anyone point me to where i can get a new bolt? Here is a picture:

Also, I know its not all assembled i was just torquing it down to make sure the crankshaft spun nicely before i hung all the crap on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

Buggo wrote:
I noticed one of the smaller 8mm posts was stripped. I removed the post but now im having problems finding a replacement. Can anyone point me to where i can get a new bolt?


It's not a bolt, it's a stud. If the stud is what was bad, you want an 8mm x 1.25mm stud of same length.
Like this https://www.homedepot.com/s/8mm%2520stud?NCNI-5

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=zm_...5zY14kCl40


If the case threads are bad, best to repair permanently like with a Time-Sert or solid threaded insert, or maybe with a 8mm x 10mm step stud.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

ok great. are home depot grade studs good enough? or should i go to an auto parts store?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

You can always remove a stud from an old scrap case. If you do request one from a parts store, calling it a “post” may cause some confusion.

Also, torquing the crank alone in the case to check clearances is good practice.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

A stud from an old case would be the ideal thing. Not sure of the length you need...generator stand stud may work also and replace it the non grade 8.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

Buggo wrote:
ok great. are home depot grade studs good enough? or should i go to an auto parts store?

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At stores like O'Reilly and Autozone, you may also find such metric stud in the "Help"/Dorman section.

Most Ace Hardware have tons more metric stuff than Home Depot/Lowes.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

You can put a time sert if case threads are stripped . Also what was it torqued to .
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacement Engine Case Post? Reply with quote

case threads are fixed. i took them to my machinist and he fixed it up. i meant to torque it to 16 but the wrench was set to 30 and thats how i broke it. I know i f__ked up. i figured this part would be pretty easy to replace. i guess ill head down to orileys auto and see if i can replace it or order a replacement through them.
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