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Old 05-06-2006, 10:51 AM
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broke bolt

i broke a bolt trying to put a new tranni mount on my muncie i drilled a hole a tried using a easy out but broke it any other ideas

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I assume that you have broke it off in the back of the block. At one time I would supplement my income real nicely with these problems but I am going to tell you how to do it for free.
The way that I did this was to take a nut that is a couple of sizes larger then the bolt that is broken off. Hold the nut with a pair of vise grips over the bolt hole/bolt and then weld it to the broken bolt with a good mig welder. Even if the bolt is broken off below the surface it will work because the steel alloy of the mig wire will not stick to the cast iron block. Simply fill the hole with weld and let it also fill up the nut. When you have it welded it will glow red hot but the area around the bolt hole will be Lot cooler. Have a water hose ready and squirt the nut with it until it is completely cooled down. This will shock the bolt loose from the bolt hole and chances are you can turn it out by hand. I have done this even with an easy out broken of in the bolt. It has always worked for me with out fail. If you do not know how to weld, seek the help of some one that does. Be sure that who ever does it clamps the ground lead directly to the block and as close as possible to the area that will be welded. When welding on any vehicle, many of rod and main bearings have been toasted because it was not properly grounded. You have to be quick and sometimes it takes two or three tries. Good luck!
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I believe the fellow is talking about a mount on the tail housing of the muncie , not the engine block?

On the tail housing, use a die grinder to a cut off wheel....... cut through the side of the bolt area a bit to remove the bolt and easy out. this will require the area to be rewelded by tig for aluminum.

On a side note IMHO the easy out is a mis named tool, seldom is it easy
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thats all easy outs are good for. Still you might weld a nut on the end of that broken bolt, easy out and all.
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Well I tell you what partner, been there, done that, had a coke and came back! My technique with the welder works on aluminum as well! And its fast. Anyone up for a bet bring it to me in Jacksonville Fl
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dont think im going to drive that far i live in oklahoma but i did pull it out and am going to to take it to a machine shop and let them deal with it appreciate the info guys
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Well I tell you what partner, been there, done that, had a coke and came back! My technique with the welder works on aluminum as well! And its fast. Anyone up for a bet bring it to me in Jacksonville Fl
I agree with you. I've used that technique and others for decades with trannys to remove bolts
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