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Old 07-23-2018, 07:39 PM   #22
Effduration
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That's a real drag, man. Here is a thread i found that deals with a similar issue:
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/.../t-170912.html

A Couple of ideas:
1. Remove remaining threads if you can without further damage. Then put some threaded rod thru the trans and what's left of that hole and bolt it on both sides. Don't crank on it. Less torque than that used on the other big bolts. I am not sure whether you put the dowel back in.

2. Just go without. I am not wild about this solution because I think that was one of the bigger bolts, and it had a dowel. But we are not sealing the bellhousing to block, just snugging them tight. And the trans mount supports the trans from below. The (weak) consensus in above thread was that going without one would be fine.

Even if you do pull the engine, I am not sure how you repair that hole to hold any kind of torque (I don't think JB WEld will do it)

Please keep us posted.
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