Actually what about a variation on that theme and use engineering blue on the stud …ot the wooden dowel? @Craig_Balzer
I’m sorry, but I just don’t see what all this fiddle farting around is doing: Craig, my recommendation is the same as Jeff’s: turn the block over, clean the stud hole out with some kind of brake cleaner, put in the Loctite form-a-thread, let it sit. It’ll either work or it won’t.
It would seem to save a whole lotta farting around from my viewpoint!
Craig, your engine consultant has spoken. I have already abandoned 100% Jaguar perfection as a realistic goal and am already happier for it.