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Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353206 Sat Apr 04 2020 12:30 AM
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Think I'll start knitting!!


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Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353211 Sat Apr 04 2020 12:48 AM
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General Purpose
Make it the right Diameter.


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Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353212 Sat Apr 04 2020 12:49 AM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
This thread has been officially hijacked! Back on track please.


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Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353213 Sat Apr 04 2020 12:49 AM
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Hi Johnny. Thanks for the info. Yes it does look like the one on the left. So where can I order one?


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Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353215 Sat Apr 04 2020 12:59 AM
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This [rockauto.com] is $5.50 for 10 or $5.79 for 1.
Unless a cup type would hit something inside the hole or black flow, a cup type would be better/easier to install. you can get a brass 2" diameter cup type which will never rust.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353216 Sat Apr 04 2020 12:59 AM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Every auto parts store in the world carries freeze plugs. I find it hard to believe you got turned away by NAPA. It’s not even an odd size. You can use either one as long as it is the right circumference but as bartamos said the one on the right is easier for a novice to install.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Freeze plug
Justhorsenround #1353218 Sat Apr 04 2020 01:01 AM
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circumference? I'm not taking the bait.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353219 Sat Apr 04 2020 01:02 AM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
I tried🤣


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353222 Sat Apr 04 2020 01:17 AM
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Make sure of the diameter. The disc [oreillyauto.com] type are installed with the "dome"/convex facing out. You hammer on it and it expands like a giant welch plug (carbs). The cup type is just pressed/tapped in. if the hole has a ridge/a stop inside, I believe that means you have to use the disc.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: Freeze plug
47chevySC #1353243 Sat Apr 04 2020 03:32 AM
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I believe I used a #2 permatex sealant on mine years ago. Had a machinist recommend I use it on the expansion plugs,it stays soft and doesn't harden up .


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