Drilling new holes for 40-197?

A quick learner from MInneapolis says:

This post looks very much like the issue I am having, so I'm guessing this part would be the one to order. The old strike plate and screws are lost.

I don't think the 40-197 part would fit into the currently drilled holes since they are only 6.5ish inches apart, so my question is how difficult is it to drill new holes? It looks like the current holes have some sort of threaded part inside...Any advice or tips or tricks?

Thanks so much :)

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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:

Hello,

To install the new keeper I would line up the keeper "holes" with the cutouts in the door jamb. Drill new holes and install a flat head screw like the 33-011 or 33-110, depending on the size and length you need. These types of screws are self "threading". You could also use a longer screw and go into the wood behind the door jamb. However, I would only do that if you find the keeper is not secured.

40-193 : Pella Storm Door Mortise Handle Set
Pella Storm Door Mortise Handle Set
40-193
$126.62
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40-197 : Storm Door Strike Plate
Storm Door Strike Plate
40-197
$10.84
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40-211 : Larson Brass Mortise Lever Set
Larson Brass Mortise Lever Set
40-211
$124.51
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33-011 : #8 x 3/4
#8 x 3/4" Phil Flat SS Screw
33-011
$0.24
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33-110 : #6 x 3/4
#6 x 3/4" Phil Flat SS Screw, Painted
33-110
$0.20
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