i did a search and couldnt find anything on this, i need to figure something out for my roadster that i have for sale. ive been trying to get it to drive but it keeps eating up starter bolts before i can get it running good enough to drive it/break it in. i dont know if its the high compression or what but it does not like that motor. ive went through about 3 sets of good starter bolts, they will work fine for a while and then eventually it gets loose. ive even resorted to welding them up lathing them down and rethreading them a few times. ive done a lot of flatheads and ive never had an issue before. i just came inside from the last time i tried to start it and test drive it, and it ate the starter bolts up again(engine isnt broken in/dialed in yet to run perfect) it even snapped the little starter strap i made up for it(like the stock one that bolts to the pan) in half...... at this point im getting real frustrated and annoyed with it. i was thinking of maybe drilling the holes out and making some bigger bolts for it? or does someone know of another way? maybe the pan is the issue maybe i need to redrill the holes and retap them? but its such a stupid design that id rather do something more substantial, esp since i got high comp heads and pop up pistons.