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66bluefb
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posted 07-19-2002 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, guys tomorrow I`m putting my 302 that you all helped me build. I almost forgot to plug the dip stick hole in the block. I`m using the early style dip in the timing cover. What and where would I buy the plug to do that job?Thanks,Tony

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bifs66
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posted 07-19-2002 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It may be too late for you to do what I did; but I ran a pipe tap in the hole and installed a brass pipe plug. IIRC, it was 1/4" pipe tap.

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Bernie Frank
66 Fastback restomod project
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bifs66
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posted 07-19-2002 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought about it a little more and I think it was a smaller tap than 1/4". Whatever pipe tap that fits in the original hole is the one.

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Bernie Frank
66 Fastback restomod project
85 GT (preserved)
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66bluefb
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posted 07-19-2002 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I think it is to late to do that. I thought about just sticking a dip stick and tube in it a having two.Tony

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-19-2002 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Windsor-Fox has a simple remedy. Use a piece of doweling of right diameter and pound it in. The oil will make it swell even tighter. Cheap, too!

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66bluefb
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posted 07-19-2002 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is windsor fox? Where would I get this doweling? Thanks,Tony

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-20-2002 06:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Windsor-Fox is a co. specialising in 5.0/EFI conversions in early Mustangs, Fairlanes, etc. The wood doweling is just that- a piece of wood dowel. I forget how big that hole is as I filled it in when there was no pan on and it was on a stand. It'll never come out and the oil will expand it. Can be removed if nec. www.windsorfox.com

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