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Summit Racing has a packet of six thread chasing taps for $15:99, might be worth buying a packet?
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Those tips were very helpful Joe - Thanks! I now have nice clean threads. The new grade 8 bolts are about 1/8" shorter than the originals so they won't bottom out. It goes in all the way nice and clean.

That was quite the adventure...Thanks to everyone who helped me out!

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Well done, you have more patience than I definitely. Last winter I did the blown exhaust gaskets, heads had to come off after I snapped 4 of the 8 bolts that I could actually reach off into the head.
Nightmare job in an underground pulling the intake then heads! I extracted 2 of the broken bolts with vice grips and gave up and sent the heads into a shop to get the other 2 out. And the 2 broken studs out of the bottom of the manifold!!!
End result though is having a car with 0 exhaust leaks and 0 oil leaks!!!!
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Thanks Scott!

I did check into the pricing for a new aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold, just in case I got the the point of having to remove mine if I butchered the hole beyond repair. Really happy I didn't have to go to that extreme.
It will probably be an easier repair next time now that I have some experience with it, but I hope there is no next time!
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