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i was installing a new clutch cable and stripped the first few threads where the cable threads into the transmission case. Is it possible to re tap the threads so i dont have to take off the case.
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Or go with a heli-coil or keensert insert?
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Probably possible to repair but it could head south in a hurry if ham handed. Serious skill and finesse required.
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Or wave your hands in the air like you just don't care.

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But I agree completely. I'd do helicoil fix like paul suggested on mine. My recommend is a on the road fix.
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Been rolling like that for years. My timing points plate screws holes are 5/16 x 8-32.
Bosses were trashed by previous owner with sheet metal screws.
Never had to apply that for the clutch cable yet. But I'll remember it.
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Thanks for the replies fellas. I got my problem situated with some help from a friend. We ended up drilling out the messed up threads and was able to thread the cable back in.
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