I was thinking that before I actually got to the part to read it.
It WOULD seem to be the easiest way to do it, WOULDN'T it? But there is just ONE LITTLE GLITCH in THAT idea...
That's the way I would do it for now.
That's the way I would do it too, were it NOT for the ONE LITTLE GLITCH..
"WHAT GLITCH?", you may well ask.
Well, it isn't the STUD that is stripped. It's the Nut that is stripped! In fact it's TWO Nuts that are stripped! And EVERY Nut that gets put on THAT particular Stud will get stripped!
The Stud isn't stripped, but it has a cutting edge on it that is taking the threads out of any Brass Nut that gets threaded onto it, and it is so sharp that it will do it when just turning the Nut with a Socket on a Screw Driver Handle! Don't know HOW it got to be like that.
Lorrie is presently back to "square one".
All the Nuts and Washers are sitting in order on the Seat. The Intake/Exhaust Manifold is sitting four inches away from the Cylinder Head. The Gasket is back in the Cardboard Container in which it came. And the next thing is to remove ALL the Studs, and take them and the Nuts to NAPA tomorrow (if it isn't raining), and get all NEW Studs and all NEW Brass Nuts.
That's the BAD NEWS.
NOW for the GOOD NEWS: I've gotten so good at doing this that it's no big deal anymore.
It's going to get done RIGHT.
And Lorrie is just enjoying the hell out of doing this kind of thing. I mean, she is getting MORE attention than North Korea, George Zimmerman, and Lindsey Lohan combined!
She just LOVES it when I have to put my hand under her Manifold's "hot box" to retrieve a Washer or Nut!!!!
Anyway, am taking a break, then am going to clean up the Nuts and Washers, then pick up the tools, and maybe if I feel like it, I'll take all the Studs out of the Cylinder Head. Am going to do that with a pair of Vise Grips. It's going to bugger up the threads, but they are going to be replaced anyway. Am hoping that none of them will break off.
Will let you know how things go.
Hang in there everyone.