2cams70 wrote:What size bolts have they provided with the flange? You may be able to Helicoil the flange with threads. Ed. Sorry - why would you Helicoil? Just tap!!
Might work out a better idea to Helicoil as just tapping out to a size that uses the original core size of the hole will likely mean going out to a bigger bolt which will probably have the knock on effect that the new threaded bolt won't pass through the propshaft flange holes once done. Helicoil might give the room needed to still be able to use the original size shank / shoulder on the bolt and not take any material out of the propshaft flange.
I've not looked at Helicoil sizes involved but could be worth investigating.
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1. Reverse bolt so nut is on outside
2. Helicoil flange.
3 And - Wait for it..... Pull out the trusty grinder and exorcise that offending expensive aluminium right off!!!
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If I remember correctly then it either:
fouls which ever way you bolt it
or you can not get the bolt in
This a standard size flange supplied by TTR
In the end I just cut away the alloy
Helicoil Really? not much meat there.
Nut and bolt is far better in this application - far easier to work on
Obviously I could have brought TTR casing (more expensive) but didn't appreciate the consequences.
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