Call me Funk
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Powder Springs, GA
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Vintage 68:
You can use 1/2" socket (hex) type pipe plugs, available from auto parts and hardware stores, to block off the holes after you remove the original fittings. This looks a lot cleaner and they can't fail like a bypass hose or hose fitting plugs (also available in atuo stores) can. I paint them in place along with the pump, intake, block & etc. and they blend right in. Use pipe dope or oil and solvent type teflon tape on them so they will come back out easy when the weather changes back. BTW you can get new fittings in the "Help Parts" section in most good auto parts stores.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Dustynn, I thought about that but would prefer the "clean" look of blocking them off. Assuming blocking them off doesn't create a flow/cooling problem.
I can see how that solution would work for the manifold, however the fitting on the water pump is pressed in, there is no "nut" to put a wrench and unscrew it.
I have part A of the problem sovled, trying to figure out part B, which is the pressed in fitting on the water pump.
[This message has been edited by CFunK (edited 04-08-2002).]