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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 04, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Everyone,

I have a 350 sb motor with an oil filler tube that I would like to plug with a 1.25" freeze plug. The valve covers have an oil filler hole and breather.

Can anyone tell how to install the plug? Does it have to be pressed in and sealed with some kind of sealer? Does the intake have to be removed?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 04, 07:00 AM
 
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You can use the rubber type that you tighten up with a bolt that's embedded in the rubber. I had an older Torker intake with the oil fill tube and used this type of plug. I used a polished stainless fender washer and stainless acorn nut to dress it up. These type of replacement freeze plugs are available at most autoparts stores.
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Been a while, but when I did one for a buddy, we installed it from the underside and flush with the top, just used a fingerfull of RVT for sealant.

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Install it from the outside, just like you'd install a block freeze plug; that's what the factory did on the '69 Z/28 intake:


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Cool! John...

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John,

Nice Z! I'm sure yours came plugged in ‘69, correct?

Where can I get these plugs, and do they have to be pressed in and sealed? Also, does the manifold have to be removed?

BTW, how do you attach images to a post?

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John,

Nice Z! I'm sure yours came plugged in ‘69, correct?

Where can I get these plugs, and do they have to be pressed in and sealed? Also, does the manifold have to be removed?

BTW, how do you attach images to a post?

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It was built just as you see it - it's original. Any auto parts store has the plug, no need to remove the intake to install it.

You need to have your images "hosted" on an internet site, then include the URL to an image in your post for it to show up; you can't attach an image from your hard drive.
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Got it! Thanks John.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 04, 05:02 PM
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Drive it in with a socket that will fit inside the cup of the freeze plug and still have room to wobble around a bit, but not a lot. An extension on the socket will help with your aim. Personally, I'd run a thin smear of something like Gaskacinch or even ATV sealant around the inside of the hole in the manifold, then wipe off the remainder after installation.

The only reason you should have to remove the intake to install it is if you drive the plug all the way through!! but I know you won't do that! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]


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What a great idea! Thanks Al, you ROCK!
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Oh, I forgot to ask. Since the oil fill tube is still in place, what’s involved with pulling the Oil fill tube out?

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