: Bought a Timesert kit on Ebay, what else do I need to install Norms inserts?

08-10-08, 02:41 PM
I will be doing the headbolt inserts soon so I bought this Timesert kit on Ebay for $75: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=024&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=370073773610&rd=1 While it's not the same as the specific complete kit for head bolts like this $459 kit: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Time-Sert-GM-Headbolt-Thread-Repair-Kit-J-42385-500_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247 QQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247QQcategoryZ35625QQih Z017QQitemZ270216655605QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V it still has the headbolt repair fixture with bolts, alignment pin, drill bushing and stop collar for about $400 less and since I want to go with Norms inserts anyway I didn't want to waste money on the full Timesert kit. Question is what else do I need to buy besides the inserts? Drill bit? Tap?

08-10-08, 07:41 PM
Norm's come with the inserts, drill bit and taps necessary to do the job. Your drill jig kit will come in handy to ensure your drilling is straight, but it probably was not necessary. I drilled/tapped/inserted mine with my Makita cordless drill and a homemade drill guide. Just take your time and more than likely will do just fine.

08-11-08, 11:45 AM
Timeserts and Norm's are two different inserts. They are not a mix and match. It looks like you got a GM timesert kit. One of the pro's would have to verify that.

Now you just need the 20 inserts to do a timesert job. You need Norm's whole kit if you want to do Norm's.