There a gnats hair left. You'd be surprised how little threaded space there is between the bolt head and the tank. I cut it flush to the bolt head, not the tank. I got a grip on it, but it pops off with force. The threaded sleeve spins too freely, Fred. Don't think that going to happen. Got my bracket welded. Just need some paint. FE, does that part come in stainless and is JB Weld that strong? Let's face it...the tank ain't gone fly off if the bond breaks. I'll try the penetrating oil and the most expensive damned drill bit I can find. Also, thinking of drilling, tapping and threading a bolt into it and still putting a nylon core nut from the bottom. Lots of options. I'll be ok. Lots on the plate this summer. Daughter is moving out. Lots of time and cash...damn it. AND....my Bonnie is now stalling when hot. New Pazon, coils, battery, wires. Gonna just drain the tank, carbs and get new plugs for now.