So I'm getting #490/1000 back on the road. Its been on jackstands for 8 years or so in my garage.
Just finished going through oil, coolant, all plumbing, IC piping, put on the front bumper and closed the hood for the first time in that long.
Brakes are bled, new rotors/pads, and front wheels on.
I borrowed several gas cans from neighbor and a pump. Will pump out old gas, fill up with premium fresh gas.
I am re-doing the exhaust myself as the one that was "built" for me years ago was crap.
Have Megan DP that I fit to my oldschool T3/T04E FP turbo and custom O2 housing. I just fabbed a center section with a straight through muffler, and now I am going to mate it with a second hand catback pipe and Vibrant dual tip muffler.
Well, guy who worked on this car liked to rip off bolts. The very back exhaust hanger was no exception.
Both bolts are sheared flush with the frame holes.
I have a harbor freight flux core 110A welder, so it isn't very pretty and I don't think I can built up a puddle upside down to weld onto the sheared off bolts.
EZ-outs: I have snapped off too many and don't like that approach as I have never had success.
I was going to drill out the bolts through the center and use bigger bits until I just barely hit the existing threads, then retap with a 8M x 1.25 tap. Would this work?
I figured I would ask first before starting to drill. Of course I will go slow and use lots of lube...
Ideas are welcome,