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Old 02-05-2005, 08:06 PM
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Rear cam freeze plug

As I`m putting the engine together I noticed that my machinist did not put on the rear cam freeze plug on. He built the short block.

It`s not too late to put it on , is it?? I almost have the whole thing put together.

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Old 02-05-2005, 08:08 PM
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as long as you dont have antifreeze in it its not too late
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What a relief!

Do you think he just forgot or do you think there was a reason to leave it open?
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Old 02-05-2005, 09:25 PM
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The rear cam plug has no coolant behind it. He may have forgotten. Phone call or customer comes in and ....there goes your train of thought.. If you have one (cam plug). Find a large socket, one that fits inside the lip of the soft plug loosely, put some sealer around the soft plug OD. Line it up in the hole. Take the socket and a hammer and drive the plug in sqarely, so the outer lip edge is just about 1/16" in the hole. Some people then stake the hole with a chisel or pin the OD with brad pins but it's not needed on a street or mild race motor.
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Bob when I saw you posted you scared the hell out of me! I thought you were gonna come in and say pull the cam out or something! I`ve had alot of bad luck over the past couple of years. ( That`s a compliment to you, thanks )

I knew coolant would not affect that plug.
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