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Old 04-15-2005, 07:51 PM
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SBC "threaded hole in lifter valley"

I have a 327 block with a small hole in the lifter valley towards the back and it had a small bolt in it . What was this for ? There is only one

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Old 04-15-2005, 10:21 PM
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That hole was for a small bolt to hold down the "can" that was/is part of the emission/breather assembly. You should also have the hole in the rear of the block next to the distributor that goes down into the lifter valley. The can was used to prevent oil from getting up into the air cleaner.
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:46 AM
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SBC"threaded hole in lifter valley

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That hole was for a small bolt to hold down the "can" that was/is part of the emission/breather assembly. You should also have the hole in the rear of the block next to the distributor that goes down into the lifter valley. The can was used to prevent oil from getting up into the air cleaner.
Thanks for the reply and now I remember . I should have realized what it was for especially with a freeze plug sitting in the other hole at the back.

Is that what is called a brain fart!
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:46 PM
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can those holes be plugged with freeze plugs and used as a newer block is.would there be any difference.i have 3 of these blocks and at some point may use them but probably won't want to use that stuff.i only have some of it anyway.
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:32 PM
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The hole can be plugged, but then later model valve covers with holes must be used.

As a note, those pre-'68 blocks would be in demand for those looking for originality.
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:19 PM
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a friend of mine only just recently found out from the doctor that he is terminal and has about six months and had to be put in a nursing home.he spent a life time accumulating these parts and saved them just for that purpose but never came across anyone who needed them.now he gave me all kinds of motors and parts.they had to go somewhere.i feel bad about getting them this way though.
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a friend of mine only just recently found out from the doctor that he is terminal and has about six months and had to be put in a nursing home.he spent a life time accumulating these parts and saved them just for that purpose but never came across anyone who needed them.now he gave me all kinds of motors and parts.they had to go somewhere.i feel bad about getting them this way though.
Sorry to hear about your freind...there really is no joy obtaining things like that is there? Been there too.
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