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Drilling Block

Posted in suspension section & no replies, thought i'd try here

There are no mounting holes to mount my power steering bracket.
Anyone ever come across this before ?
The boss ares is there - Can I drill them out & tap them without causing problems ?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 07, 02:56 PM
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Re: Drilling Block

As long as you don't go too deep. I wouldn't go any deeper than the boss maybe even slightly less.
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Re: Drilling Block

I had to do this on a 70 350 Monte Carlo engine I put into a 55 Chevy. The pads were there for the front motor mounts but not drilled. I ordered a set of mounts and bolts and measured the bolt , put tape on the drill bit slightly longer than the bolt. I drilled and taped and it worked fine. Just take your time.

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Re: Drilling Block

Thanks

Did you start small & step up in drill size or can you just drill it to the need size for the tap ?

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Did you start small & step up in drill size or can you just drill it to the need size for the tap ?
I just used the size needed for the tap. Its only cast iron and drills easily. Go slow and don't force the bit. Tap it and you will be fine...


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My engine builder just drilled mine yesterday on a 400 SBC, it was cheap.. under 50.00
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Re: Drilling Block

Thanks Sixtyate. - will give it a try

sheboygan34 - mine is in the car

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I'd suggest using a transfer punch to mark the hole location.


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I'd suggest using a transfer punch to mark the hole location.
Part of bracket mounts to motor mount. I was going to mount it up to get the centers of the holes need to be drilled

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Re: Drilling Block

Drilled,tapped & bracket mounted
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Drilled,tapped & bracket mounted
Rick (Camaro67 rcl),

I just found your post. I am having the same issue with power steering pump brackets. What brackets did you use? Ricks 1st gen has 327 and 350 brackets and I am not sure what the difference is.

How deep did you drill and what size or hole did you drill?

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