Broken Bolts in Timing Cover
Hey There All You "STANGSTERS",
I'm in the process of doing sort of a Budget Build...but not exactly; as I tend to get carried away with things. I have just about everything to do my build from All New Bolts, Gaskets, Bearings, Seals, Rings to GT40 3-Bar Heads w/ Dual Valve Springs with Dampers, 1.6 Roller Rockers, E303 Cam, BBK 65mm T-Body, 80mm MAF / 24-lb. & 24-lb injectors, etc... I have all my parts except for things I need Measurements for.
Anyways, Bought an 88 Mustang 302 Block a couple weeks ago & started tearing it down to replace everything. Took the Water pump & Harmonic Balancer off
& found 2 Broken Bolts in the Timing Cover. Hope I can figure out how to post a pic of it. Anyways there's 1-on the Left & 1-on the Right. One sticks out about 1" & the other is Broken off Flush to the Timing Cover. I tried to turn the one out with Vise Grips to No Avail. Grips just Tear the Bolt up. I've never had any luck drilling & using extractors.
Now I'm told the timing cover should slide off over the 2 Broken Bolts...but I'm not too sure about that as I have the bottom of the Cover loose as can be but there seems to be a lot of tension where the 2 Bolts are. The Gaskets aren't holding it as I've Slid a Thin piece of plastic all the way around the cover freely.
My question is: Should the Timing Cover Slide off over the 2 Broken Bolts?
Is there any chance at all it could be threaded?
Sure want to get going on this build but these bolts are holding me up big time.
If I can get the cover off I plan on welding Nuts on the Broken Bolts to get them out. Let me know guys. Help is Appreciated. THX !!!!