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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 07, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Would there be any problem with me running the car with the manifold and water pump fittings plugged?

and just running the thermostat and upper/lower radiatior hoses?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 07, 09:49 AM
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That would be fine.

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No problem at all.


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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 07, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 07, 10:53 PM
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does anyone make a nipple that is actually a plug that still allows you to attach your heater hose to, effectively deactivating your heater but keeping the stock appearance?

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 07, 09:59 PM
 
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Mel, Fill the intake manifold fitting and water pump fitting with J-B Weld, resin, or whatever, and put the hose back on it. Who will know but you.
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You think it'll make a water tight seal in the nipple? I was thinking of having some solid ones made up from scratch, not sure if it is economically feasible, unless someone already makes them.

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JB Weld was used decades ago as a quick fix by farmers when a tractor developed a cracked block on the family farm. Clean the inside of the hose fitting with solvent. Tape the end. Pack with JB in several stages allowing to cure between stages. Install fittings. Run engine without the hoses to operating temp and check for leaks. It'll cost you less than $5.
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worth a try, thanks.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 07, 02:16 AM
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Actually figured out a better solution, bought a pair of heater hose fittings, 1/2" npt with 5/8" and 3/4" nipples, tapped the 5/8" fitting from the bottom side for a 1/4" npt plug and the 3/4" for a 3/8" npt plug. After installing the plugs, sealed tight as a drum. I used plugs with square heads which I ground down after install, guess I could've used the flush plugs which use an allen wrench to install. Regardless, worked pretty slick, now I can reinstall the heater hoses for the factory look and not worry about another heater core blowing up and spilling all over my carpet while keeping the heat out of the interior. Remember I'm in So-cal, don't need no stinkin heater!!

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 07, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Heater Hose

another quick question,

if i plug up the manifold and waterpump should i drill a few holes in the thermostat?
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another quick question,

if i plug up the manifold and waterpump should i drill a few holes in the thermostat?
Not necessary...

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Thank's Dennis.


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