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MTD E665E Snow Blower - Stripped Screws for Speed Selector Plate

I have a MTD Snow Blower, Model E665E. Still runs good after 15 years. My problem is that the 3 of the 4 screws (Part #710-0599) that hold the speed selector plate (part #705-5265) in place have stripped out. I tried replacing them, but the new screws do not hold in place. This causes the plate to sag, making the speed shift lever not to stay in place. Any suggestions on a quick fix? My thought is to drill through the screw hole out the other side of the handle tube and to fasten them with a bolt & lock nut.
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Do you have room for a nut and bolt?

I'm looking for a diagram, I can find the bolt, but not the picture of where it goes.
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It's a self tapping screw (1/4 - 20 x .50) that ends inside the metal tube of the handle.
I'm thinking of drilling through out the other side of the handle tube and then fasten them with a bolt & lock nut...
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should be no reason why you cant use nylock nuts and bolts......just keep them at 1/4" so you dont weaken the handlebar more than whats needed.

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If you can't drill through, then I use a blind threaded rivet. If you own a bicycle with a water bottle holder, the threaded rivets holding the water bottle cage is what I'm talking about. You not only need the rivets, they are inserted with a special rivet gun. I have one, bicycle frame makers also have them. None of the 11 bicycle shots in my area have it. I have used for many things, cars, trucks, equipment, and to install another bicycle cage when a bicycle has only one. Of course I charge, and it's paid for itself.

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