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Okay, I know I need a 14mm x 19mm reach helicoil for this CB350T sparkplug, but I can't tell if it's fine pitch or coarse...anyone help a fella out? Maybe even the correct kit number? Am I correct that I need free-running, not screw-lock? Am I barking up the right tree at MSC with part #06965867?

*Effing rookies...*
 

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regardless of size, go to Mcmaster-carr.com

definitely not screw lock. Johnny B. should be able to tell you the size.

I spent 45 minutes today going to two hardware stores and an auto house looking for a 15mm drill. Then 15 minutes calling tool shops in portland i spent 5 min. at Mcmaster-carr and I'll get it on Monday.
 

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I'd just go to NAPA or equivelant and ask for the standard spark plug helicoil...shouldn't be complicated.
'Course I say that or think that and it turns into a freakin nightmare, but you shouldn't have any problems...

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No...don't do that...they don't use standard spark plug inserts. I'm not sure of the size for a 350T.
I did the same thing at Loudon once...drove all over Concord looking for one...no luck.
Got my kits at McMaster as Scott suggests. Off hand I'd say it was a 14mm x 1.25 thread pitch.
I can check tomorrow.
Buy the whole kit...bring it with you to the races. I typically replace any plug thread that even looks marginal. You want the free running type.
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Thanks, fellas. BTW - Maine Hardware on St. John Street has all the bits you need. Hands-down the best hardware store in Portland.
 

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let me know when you are going to do it, I'll come by and bring tha t rearset too. Maine Hardware is awesome. I am only sorry to be farther from it these days . . . but they're still the best, and did you ever meet that youngish-really cute salesgirl they hired to walk the floor? She was great, knew her hardware like the best of em.

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That was me, back when had long hair.

I don't think I know that hardware store. Where is it next to?

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haha. Believe it or not, on St. John St. The really funny part . . . .

It is right next door to one of those outlets called AARON'S !!!!

I'm serious.

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I love Aaron's Oulet...specially the one in back.

hehehe...I crack myself up....hehehe...I said crack.

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at AARON'S: they used to have a really cute sales boy there. he had long hair and bright eyes. he was dreamy!

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