Here's a tip that I use all the time.
If you find yourself needing to install a bolt where you can't reach (and need to put the bolt into the socket first to hit the hole), I've found that if you tear a piece of shop towel (paper works fine also) and install the paper across the socket, you can put the bolt into the socket over the paper and the bolt/socket will be locked together. Install the bolt, pull off the socket, and the paper falls right off. Works every time.
Retired racer (22 years) and ASE Certified Master Tech
I use spring-loaded wooden clothespins a lot. They're great for sealing engine and head bags, as well as holding choke butterflies open, masking paper, lines and wires, and more.
Flat Rock/Auto City
Broken Bolt Removal
To remove broken bolts with as little as 1/16 inch protruding, use a piece of scrap steel. Bore a hole the diameter of the broken bolt, and puddle weld the two together. The heat and leverage will allow you to remove the bolt and preserve the threads
Flat Rock/ Auto City
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