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Old 06-29-2002, 05:08 PM
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I really need help here. I'm restoring a 58 Chevy Apache pick-up. I've got a 58 283 engine I'm putting together. It's been rebuilt to factory specs, and I'm getting the bolt-on items now. My problem lies in the crankcase breather pipe. Mine is missing, and I have been unable to locate one. GM Restoration parts shows one in their catalog, but they can't supply. What I really need to know is this: Does anybody know if this breather pipe contains a PCV valve in it? Or is it just a pipe that vents out from the back of the block? Anybody out there that can answer my questions, I'll one step closer to getting my truck on the road.

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Try calling Performance Automotive Warehouse in California at 1 (818) 998-6000. They can probably tell you what you need and ship it to you.
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You can stick a freeze plug in it and run a PCV, the PCV will eliminate the sludge that will inevitably be deposited in your oil pan but if you have to have one I might know where one MIGHT be..call this guy P&F auto parts monson mass tel 1 800 244 5167 he's got a few 283s out in the yard
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Old 06-29-2002, 07:28 PM
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I have seen on some of the 60s cars had a pcv on the oil filler tube and used the rear block breather as a fresh air return.
Also corvette central sells the breather setup for the back breather.
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