Made the mistake of SELECTing my CLASSIC O2 from a builder in the Dallas area. Among other things, the car was shipped with an oil leak. Turns out the oil leak was from the distributor flange below the oil pressure switch because a "mechanic" did not add the washer gasket to the hex bolt.
After my son and I took the dizzy flange off the block, we noticed the hex bolt mentioned above had minimal threads on the lower half. My son also said it seemed to come out easier than the other bolts. Didn't really think much about this until we decided the test fit the flange and the new hex bolt and washer gasket.
The new bolt felt like it could not grab any threads. We pulled the flange off, and my son noticed what he thought were the remains of an old washer. Turns out what he saw hanging out of the bolt hole were the remains of the threads.
I already think I know what my options are, but I'm still going to ask. Can the bolt hole in the block be tapped & the dizzy flange flange drilled to accommodate the larger bolt? Is there any way to drill out the bolt hole and press a threaded fitting in to accommodate the stock M6x20 hex bolt. It's an E12 head that was ported an polished. Also running a 292 cam...