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Old 10-24-2006, 12:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
Deus Machina
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For that one, I've always just used my taps. Especially old ones that I don't mind grinding the tip off of. Just spin it into the hole, and it usually cleans it pretty well. If it doesn't want to go in, a quick dab of WD40 always helps, just be sure not to force it bad enough to crossthread it.

If you don't have dies, take a bolt of the appropriate size and grind some slightly angles slots lengthwise with a dremel. Also works for fixing crossthreaded holes in decades-old Ford small blocks, in a pinch.
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