Originally Posted by lt1silverhawk
I am confused on this one. Would the cross piece be the pivot arm for the float?
The well plugs that you have don't leak in the vast majority of cases. The older cup plugs were the culprits that gave the bad reputation about leaking well plugs to the Q-jet- and spawned a generation of guys who needlessly apply epoxy to them.
I personally have never seen an epoxy that wouldn't delaminate after being exposed to heat (and possibly fuel) Although Ruggles has recommended Marine Tex for this, he also sells threaded plugs, IIRC. The only sure-fire method is mechanically plugging the holes w/threaded plugs after the old plugs are removed. There are some fosdick o-ringed plugs that were (are still?) sold for this that are also to be avoided, IMO. The o-rings are not going to stand up to the conditions any better than epoxy, IMO.