OK, trying to fix my compression, I think I ruined my block. For background, I have a Minarelli V1 engine on a 1977 Bianchi Snark. Everything was fine, until my compression came loose about two weeks ago ... then the problems snowballed.
My head bolts were all stripped on one end, so I attempted a drastic solution. Not yet knowing about the helio-coil solution, I used JD Weld to hold the stripped ends of the bolt firmly into the engine block. It seemed to work. Two of them are holding tight and firm. But the other tow are still spinning in their groves. One came out, the other might be loose but not come out ... I haven't tried pulling it out since I'm afraid to break it off while inside the block.
I'm sure I have not hope but to try more JD Weld on the other two bolts and hope they hold this time, eh? But ... what if I need a new block?
How difficult is that? How do I do it? Is there anything else I can do to save my moped? Her engine is strong and she's in great (and I mean GREAT) shape. She ran extremely reliably all last season and through the winter. Now that Spring is upon us ... I want her on the road again everyday.
Any help would be great. Thanks.