Originally posted by MikeTangas
If you're gonna try to run a tap to clean the buggered threads, I would suggest trying to run the tap from the inside out. That way you have the good threads to guide the tap and clean the buggered ones true. If it is only the first couple as you claim, you might end up OK.
Mike, I noticed the car you have on your profile. Do you have an pictures of it you can share on line?