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I didn’t end up buying it because a friend of mine found a fit in his bolt stash. I tried every bolt that I have that looked close to no avail.


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Cool.

This is where a thread checker would come in really handy, meant to buy one but never did.

 

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Cool.

This is where a thread checker would come in really handy, meant to buy one but never did.

Truly. I need that. I have a huge drawer full of bolts that I’m always digging through. I’m always shocked when I don’t find the one I need.


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That hole doesn't randomly eject antifreeze, it's a drain with a drain plug. It's there to get sediment out of the water pump.
This seems obvious to me now but at the time I was afraid It drained the coolant while I was riding. It started making sense when I drained the radiator and it was full. Always something nrw to learn.


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You can learn a lot just reading repair manuals, even if it's for something you don't own. I started doing that when I was a kid. By the time I got my first car at 15, I was swapping engines and transmissions.

Never owned a Rambler or Studebaker but I know about trunions.

That hole doesn't randomly eject antifreeze, it's a drain with a drain plug. It's there to get sediment out of the water pump.
I found out when I flushed my radiator and took out the two bolts on either cylinders. Then put in engine ice then realized I never opened that bottom water pump drain. I took bolt out and had to push a dowel up into it to clear out the sediment and let it run till It came out clear .lesson learned
 
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