Intake carb mount threads stripped - what to do?
Bought a rebuild kit for my carb and everything went smooth. I noticed the threaded studs in the intake that the carb mount with were kinda loose when i pulled the carb, and i wasn't able to tighten them down as much as id like when reinstalling the carb. If I cranked them down the studs would pull out.
Installed the carb and cranked the engine and raw gas is pouring out around the carb to intake gasket.
There are 2 possible mounting holes at each corner and it looks like most of them are stripped. The guy I bought the car from was a lousy mechanic, this is just one of a long list of this sort of thing I've been dealing with.
Any ideas? I'm thinking tap the holes one size larger and use larger threaded rod for studs, but I'm open to all ideas.
Aluminum Edelbrock intake with Edelbrock 4bbl carb on a 400 SBC.