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2018/12/29 10:31:13 (permalink)
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snowblower starter bolts

the ones on my snowblower were 1/4 20 x.5 inches striped out due to vibration have now re-tapped to 5/15 18 .5 and having a hard time getting them to stay in.  Can I just use J B weld and permanently attach them?

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    AVB
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    Re: snowblower starter bolts 2018/12/29 10:50:56 (permalink)
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    By them being 1/2" long I assume this is a recoil starter. Remove the engine shroud check to see if you have enough clearance from the flywheel fan to add a self locking nut on the back side. Thin sheet metal does strip out easily.
     
    I have in the past just spot welded plain nuts on the backside of these shrouds.
     
    Just a thought...
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    Re: snowblower starter bolts 2018/12/30 13:58:04 (permalink)
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    Might help to mention what engine is on your snowblower and/or the make and model of the blower.
     
    Assuming this is a bolt threaded in to sheet metal, hate to assume but not many details were given!  
    Nutserts are one option.
     
    One example
    https://www.amazon.com/AV...&keywords=nutserts
     
    Basically a Pop-Rivet with threads inside. There are several options on tools to install them but on a quick Google search this was the least expensive one I could find. In a pinch one can at times install them with out the tool but tool is usually a bit easier to use and get good results!
    post edited by kshansen - 2018/12/30 14:03:51
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    Re: snowblower starter bolts 2018/12/30 15:34:29 (permalink)
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    They are limited to a minimum material thickness of .030" for the twist resistant versions and they will have a flange that will raise the recoil starter .030+" so all screws would need replacing to maintain recoil parallelism.
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