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Stripped frame nut

I have an old Noma 10/27 snowblower and need advice on mounted frame nuts. There are two bolts that you need to unscrew in order to open machine up to replace the auger or drive belts. One of the bolts have stripped the frame nut so now I have to spend a lot of time trying to hold a nut and screw in the bolt. Of course it would be beside the tension pulley so there is only enough room for 1 finger and the nut will fall many times and you have to keep on trying. I know that I could weld a nut there and be done with it but I have know way to take snowblower to a shop to have done. Also the original frame nuts aren't really nuts it like a hedge that had threads in it. Is there some sort of clip on nut or something that I can purchase and put there?
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Something like these (but ASE) ?

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Maybe something that had a nut on one side and the clip with hole in middle on the other side. Also it has standard threads.
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Many auto parts stores carry those. Simple solution, and cheap.
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Harbor Freight is a hit & miss place for tools... about 45% of their stuff is junk. However, you can rethread the bolt thread pattern. This will usually mean going up a size for stripped threads.

This is one of the better Harbor Freight items:
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The "Nut" you need is called appropriately enough, a "J-Nut".....They are almost exactly as newt described. They come in different forms, for different sized hardware, different thickness materials and different lengths. I have the common sizes just for that purpose on those machines. Is it a 5/16 x 188 threaded bolt?? 1/2" head ?? Where are you located?

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The "Nut" you need is called appropriately enough, a "J-Nut".....They are almost exactly as newt described. They come in different forms, for different sized hardware, different thickness materials and different lengths. I have the common sizes just for that purpose on those machines. Is it a 5/16 x 188 threaded bolt?? 1/2" head ?? Where are you located?

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I'm in New Brunswick Canada.
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As others have indicated, there are a few different possibilities here.

Is there any chance you can shoot and post a photo or two of the problem item? That might help identify the best means of repair.
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It took a long time to get that nut on. I used a screwdriver to jam the nut and was able to wrench the bolt on very tight. If I get a J-Nut in the future I will take pictures and post them on before and after fix.
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As others have indicated, there are a few different possibilities here.

Is there any chance you can shoot and post a photo or two of the problem item? That might help identify the best means of repair.
It took a long time to get that nut on. I used a screwdriver to jam the nut and was able to wrench the bolt on very tight. If I get a J-Nut in the future I will take pictures and post them on before and after fix.
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