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Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted May 30, 2005 08:21 PM  
Ok I got the crate motor abd here are my problems so far. We you would normally put the oil pressure gauge hook up right behind the distributor they had a plug in it with a allen head, I tried to get it out broke allen wrench, then tried again and hole rounded out so I cant get it out. Is there any where else to get oil pressue or anyone have any ideas what I could do. Also this engine has the 8 qt pan with the kick out and I cant get my headers back in there(shoenfeild)Any one else run headers on metric car in stock location have that problem . Any help there would be nice too, thanks all

chip11
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted May 30, 2005 08:52 PM  
Get a torx bit that fits a 3/8 ratchet. get the size that has to be tapped in with a hammer (good tight fit) then use the ratchet to take out. Autozone, advance auto or napa should have what you need relatively cheap. hope this helps. good luck Chip

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Originally posted by Whitelightning:
Ok I got the crate motor abd here are my problems so far. We you would normally put the oil pressure gauge hook up right behind the distributor they had a plug in it with a allen head, I tried to get it out broke allen wrench, then tried again and hole rounded out so I cant get it out. Is there any where else to get oil pressue or anyone have any ideas what I could do. Also this engine has the 8 qt pan with the kick out and I cant get my headers back in there(shoenfeild)Any one else run headers on metric car in stock location have that problem . Any help there would be nice too, thanks all


STREET16
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 158
posted May 30, 2005 08:53 PM  
On some motors there is an oil plug just above the timing chain cover and, I believe (not certain), one above the oil filter mount. I have one block that doesn't have the one above the timing chain cover and one that does. As for the headers, I run the "cheapo" headers from summitt and a 7 QT. pan, and it's close. I have to undo the right side motor mount, lift the motor as high as it will go, and put the header in from the bottom. And I have to have the car way up in the air too.
Back to the oil plug. If you have a MIG handy, I would try cutting off a piece of allen wrench, welding it to the rounded out plug, and then trying to get it out with a ratchet and socket.

Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted May 30, 2005 09:00 PM  
It looks like the plug maybe aluminum so I dont the I can weld it, Its a shiny metal anyway maybe not aluminum. There is a hole with a bolt above lil filter but it looks sorta big. No hole above timimg cover>

bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted May 30, 2005 09:25 PM  
why dont you call the dealer and make them take care of the problem.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted May 31, 2005 04:33 AM  
Well if a torqes socket doesnt work then just drill and use an easy out. If its aluminium it will drill easy if you find a tight fitting tool use like a 3/8 air gun or a 1/2 inch and turn it down go foward and backwards. A air tool will cause heat and should break it loose.

Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted May 31, 2005 08:10 PM  
well there is tha bigger hole above the oil filter that had a plug in it, went to chevrolet dealer today and mechanic give me all the stuff to run the gauge there, said it should work fine , i hooked it up but have not crunk engine up yet so i dont know

neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted June 02, 2005 06:17 PM  
the plug above the oil filter is a good place to plumb the oil line from. if you dont have this you could always use an adapter for a moroso accumulator and plug one hole, adapt the other one to use your oil line. use a -4 braided line for sure!

    

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