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Quick question. How do I remove the frost plugs.
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auto body dent puller
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any other way then that.
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a screw driver ,,,, but be very carefull

i asked the same question many years ago

i got the same answer ( auto body dent puller )
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how do you do it with a screw driver
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gently pry it out
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Ok. Sounds easy enough.
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With screw driver and hammer knock one side in so it twist in the hole and pull it out
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Ok.Will give it a whirl tonight.
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Chisel. I have knocked mine into the block several times before, there is usually very little room for them to move, then I grab them with a good pair of pliers and yank. As nitro said though, knock it so it turns and pull it out is the easiest way.
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Done. If everything had gone like this right from the start the engine would be in the truck right now. I think it took me easily less the 2 min to knock them out. One went in side the block. like you said Rob i just grabbed pliers and yanked. no to get my hands on a pressure washer and clean the hell out of that block.


While i am talking about cleaning.... how do i get rid of all of the pitting on the block. I was thinking die grinding the whole thing.
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the best thing you could do for that engine block

is take it to a engine rebuilder and have them dunk in their acid bath

it will thoroughly clean inside and outside of the block

and remove any crystalized coolant inside the passages

it is probably the best investment you could ever do to a rebuilt engine

there is no sense in putting all of that money into a rebuilt engine , only to find out that there are blocked coolant passages inside the engine

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I used 2 inch sanding disk and sand paper rolls for the tight spots. 50 and 80 grit worked good for me.
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the best thing you could do for that engine block

is take it to a engine rebuilder and have them dunk in their acid bath

it will thoroughly clean inside and outside of the block

and remove any crystalized coolant inside the passages

it is probably the best investment you could ever do to a rebuilt engine

there is no sense in putting all of that money into a rebuilt engine , only to find out that there are blocked coolant passages inside the engine

How long does that usually take.... roughly
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I used 2 inch sanding disk and sand paper rolls for the tight spots. 50 and 80 grit worked good for me.
Ya i dont feel like sitting there for hrs doing it by hand. But i will keep it in mind if the die grinder is taking to much off.


Also on a side note. I am looking to getting a set of Gt40P heads lower and upper intake. Now seeing as how those are all aluminum am I going to be running in to problems down the road with the heads crackling and stuff like that. I mentioned it to my nabour and he said to try and stick with the steel heads.
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I know several people that run the alum. ones with no probs. they spend alot time between 210 and 250 degrees.
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hmm ok.


So I am now looking at the exhaust side of the house. I do not want to run the stuck headers. And I am not a big fan of the Headman headers. What else can i run with out having to spend a ton of cash. Can I run JBA shorty's. Or something along those lines.
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Avoid the headmans they are junk.
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Hmm ok. I see a few of the guys on here who run them I figured that they were pretty descent. But seeing as how i am going to be stuck for space.... what can i run.
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usually around 2 to 3 hours depending on the rebuilder
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usually around 2 to 3 hours depending on the rebuilder
wow thats not to bad.
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Look at jamesduff.com
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ok but will those work for a conversion. I dont want to get them to find out I dont have enough room.
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I would email/call them if those want fit i'm sure they can lead you in the right direction.
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