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Post 327 Vette Engine strange oil hole

Need help in identifying an 'oil bearing' about 3/4 inch in size ....port ...on the side of the block of an engine I have. The hole is just above the oil filter ****embly about three inches...it is not in or into the oil filter area.
It does produce oil if the engine was running ...how much I don't know cause I blocked it off as soon as I realized what it was doing. I am told the engine is from a Corvette but I have never seen an oil hole in the block in this location can anyone tell me what this is for. I had suspected it might be oil cooling port but where would the return be? As it is a single port. and it is unthreaded how would an oil cooler attach to this????


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If the hole is just above where the oil filter "dome" is on the block, it should be threaded and plugged. I'm thinking it might be a hole where the clutch "Z" bar linkage might have gone, but (I think) that should have been threaded. Some Z bars were located in the block, others were in the bellhousing. Maybe the factory didn't thread them for the vettes. In any event, plug whatever it is.
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Its the Z bar stud hole as MI2600 stated and some of these tend to be drilled a little deep and can hit oil...

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