Permatex Thread Repair
My driver side door latch cover has been rattling and clanking for quite some time now. Tightening the two screws even just a teeny bit is futile due to the steady disintegration of the threads in the latch casting. I was a bit leery about re-tapping the holes as the pot metal the Brits use is more like adobe than real metal. Since there were some threads remaining in those two holes I thought it would be slick to use this thread repair goop. I watched the video and it seemed like a good thing so I got busy. They say the working time is 3 - 5 minutes. Don't believe it, it's more like 30 seconds no matter how you try to mix it. Short story is it didn't work worth a darn. Save your money.
So I got out a #36 drill and opened up the holes and then ran a 6-32 tap in there. Couple drops of blue loctite and done. I just hope the casting holds up othwerwise it'll be time for a new door latch.
FFR 4440, V-8, 4BBL, Dual Exhaust, Manual Trans, P/S, WSW, Htr, Radio Delete