Okay this is the last time for this crap. I once again stripped the holes in the transmission, this is a new trans so I want to fix it once and for all. I have used heli coils before it seems they are the low end of thread repair. I would like to get something local. We usually don't have much of a selection. If I use heli coils where would I get them for a good quality one? Do you use loctite on the outside of the heli coil? What are my other options (thread serts etc) and what big chain stores have you seen carry them. Next question off of thread repair, I am going to build another crossmember and use a trans mount off a car for the rear of the case. Will this stress this area of the case too much? I will basically build a suround for the round part of the tail housing. So I am talking about the very end of the case I have a 203 and it has a cast iron tailhousing. What about welding the mount onto the tailhousing. I know I know its hard to weld to cast but I have done it before succesfully. I appreciate all your help I am at my wits end with this crap, this has happened to me on 2 different occasions which is two to many for me.