The Forums Home | FAQ | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search
What's going on?
What's happening?

Find out in

Genearl Truck Talk
20,267 threads; 177,521 posts
The Engine Shop
32,460 threads; 255,065 post
8,796 threads; 65,970 posts
The Electrical Bay
9,505 threads; 74,285 posts
Sub: The Radio Bench
The HiPo Shop
5,040 threads; 46,029 posts
Paint & Body Shop
12,505 threads; 81,120 posts
Sub: The Doors
4,059 threads; 26,817 posts
The Tool Chest
1,762 threads; 26,817 posts
Making a Stovebolt Bed
1,052 threads; 6,659 posts
Searching the Site

Get info about how to search the entire Stovebolt site here. To do a search for just the forums, get those details in the IT Shortbus fourm.
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!

Who's Online Now
7 members (3B, Curtis Lee, D B Cooper, Dusty53, 1Ton_tommy, DennisM), 93 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Step-by-step instructions for pictures in the forums
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#598173 Fri Dec 04 2009 03:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,708
panic Offline OP
Someone asserted (elsewhere) that the same "freeze" plug is used on all stovebolt (216, 235, 261) and GMC (248, 270, 302) engines.
I don't have access to GMC, but based on the photos the GMC are smaller.

I suspect both are something common, like other GM of the same age, but...?

Does anyone have the modern part numbers, source, or actual size for either one?

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,904
Master Gabster
expansion plug sizes will be listed here for each engine ... they'll be 'common' to the range of sizes available at any parts store, not identical for every GM engine


Moved over to the Passing Lane

"When we tug a single thing in nature we find it attached to the rest of the world" John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" me
Some TF series details & TF heater pics & Rust-a-holics Unanimous parking lot
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,611
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Here's the 1954 entries at Bill's link -

"free plugs" "freeze out plus" "expansion plugs" "core plugs" - block casting plugs.

Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,708
panic Offline OP
Cool, found it, thanks.

Moderated by  Phak1, Woogeroo 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5