Today is the 50th anniversary of the day I bought my Mark V, my first Jaguar, and first car I paid money for.
You’re all invited over to my garage tonight to help me blow out the candles on the cake on the bonnet.
It was $450, nearly everything I had in the world, but I did have a steady job and it got me there, to high school, college and everywhere for 3 years.
So I decided that to celebrate I would start the engine.
The good news is it started and ran pretty good.
The bad news is there was a leak on the float bowl of the rear carb.
I went to tighten it, seemed ok, then suddenly went easy to turn.
Oh, no. Stripped thread in the bottom of the float bowl.
This is the bowl that incorporates the starting carb all in one.
So what to do? I suppose this is a BSW thread. Is there a BSW helicoil or Keensert or other type threaded insert?