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Partially stripped out 5/16-18 nut. (Sorry, not a stainless steel nut). Some of the threads are intact, but a "test" bolt screwed into it still had a bit of slop to the fit. This nut might hold in very light torque/light load situations. Chasing the threads could help, but a Helicoil repair would be best. One only. Made in China.

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What's the least you'll take for it? I have a partially stripped 5/16 - 18 bolt from a 302 water pump that should work well with that nut. In your price, please include truck freight to Florida.
 
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I hear the Chinese ones are demanding a real premium over the domestic manufactured goods...............Quality speaks for itself !!
 

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Paul, a good fix is to use an assembly paste, made from crushed Viagra pills mixed with K-Y jelly, instead of regular assembly lube. DO NOT mix the pills with Lock-Tite. This method will insure full torque retention.
 

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What's the least you'll take for it? I have a partially stripped 5/16 - 18 bolt from a 302 water pump that should work well with that nut. In your price, please include truck freight to Florida.
Maverick,

I can't be certain that there will be sufficient thread interlock between both mating parts if both parts are already partially stripped. My suggestion to you is to build up the partially stripped bolt shank with welding rod, turn it down and then run it through a die. Then the threads will be like new and this nut will work reasonably well.

Please stand by while I check on shipping...might need to build a crate and get plenty of expanding foam for protection.

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Paul, a good fix is to use an assembly paste, made from crushed Viagra pills mixed with K-Y jelly, instead of regular assembly lube. DO NOT mix the pills with Lock-Tite. This method will insure full torque retention.
I'll try it on this one, but I already know the Viagra and the KY wasn't effective on the pair of stripped nuts.

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Butt Paul, you said you only had one...and it was only partially stripped. Please remember my caution about mixing the pills with locktite, it will prevent nut removal. Don't ask how I know (brought new meaning to the phrase "stuck on you").
 

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Paul, Since my last post asking for a price, one of my buddies got to screwing around in my garage. I was busy cussing at a 400" Chevy on the engine stand, so I didn't notice that he was farting around with my heli-coil kit. Before I could stop him, he drank three of my five bottles of beer and got a perfectly good heli-coil stuck on the damaged bolt which I mentioned earlier. So now my investment in this damaged piece of inventory has skyrocketed, however its compatibility with your partially stipped nut appears to be a shoe-in. As much as I would love to have that expanding foam to play with (it might be put to better use if it kept my buddy out of my beer and helicoils) I feel that we could reduce the cost of packing and shipping if we just wrap the nut in a bundle of shredded newspaper, and stuff it in a garbage can, thereby saving me untold cash by allowing me to forego the insurance on the shipment. I figure nobody would screw with a garbage can full of newspaper. So now...........HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT FOR IT?
 

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Paul: Don't know why your screwing around here with that. You need to go to Ebay. It should sell quickly with a buy now price. I'm sure that the Chevy guys will give you a small mint for it plus probably $500.00 more if you pay the shipping and handling like Summit!
 

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oh oh what a minute all this talk about the internal threads ,i dont think you have not given an accurate discription of this nut ,what i need to know is the condition of the external wrench flats.my only tools are a full set of MR GOODPLIERS and if they wont loosen or tighten this nut then i guess i'll have to pass on it and let it go to another loose nut . :lol: :lol:
 

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Still no price....... Paul, I'm beginning to think that you were just teasing us by offering that unit for sale. I was even willing to overlook the fact that it's not stainless and might have some surface rust. You're definitely getting some negative feedback from me. I think that your sales of used/distressed hardware will surely plummet as a result. That oughta teach you a lesson you'll not soon forget.
 

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I think it;s a shoe in for big money on eBay.

If you hold it just right, in the dark, with a flashlight, the rust pattern on one flat looks a little like Mother Theresa's left foot. This is far more rare and valuable than any piece of toast, and truly qualifies as a miracle.

Bidding starts at $10Gs
 
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