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« on: March 28, 2018, 09:07:18 pm »

sick of staring at this block that should be in the car months ago, so i decided to tear it down the last little bit so i can clean it in preparation to assemble.

i ripped out the freeze plugs and i was snooping around the water jackets, making sure there's no old freeze plugs or scale or whatever in there.. so i see a "nail looking thing" and i removed it.....and then noticed one is also on the other side....which i also removed

what is it? this is a YYY block, i don't recall seeing this in any of the porno blocks i built, or maybe i'm just more detail oriented as i get older. i mean i ASSume it's just extra weight but... you know, never hurts to ask. not like i could put it back. lol. just struck me as odd to find a non cast iron steel wire inside a cast iron block.


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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 09:14:41 am »

That's peculiar, never seen anything like that before....
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 10:28:48 am »

Was that from a machine shop, maybe the broken end of a brush someone worked down in there, and couldn't get out?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 11:15:11 am »

I've seen them in there.  I think it was some kind of support between the deck and the mains.  Probably for casting or something.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 02:12:41 pm »

Was that from a machine shop, maybe the broken end of a brush someone worked down in there, and couldn't get out?

No it ran parallel to the cylinder wall but spaced about 1/4" from it. I could tell it was springy, not stiff like cast iron, and existed on both sides. 
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have tw170's, systemax II, 75mm accufab, anderson n41, t5z, ford racing 23lb billet flywheel, and a quarterhorse sitting here. cam may change
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 08:20:26 pm »

I've seen them in there.  I think it was some kind of support between the deck and the mains.  Probably for casting or something.


I thought about that, like maybe it was how the block was pulled out of the mold after the block was cast. It i seemed centered in there.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 10:36:47 pm »

Interesting, and now we know.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 11:23:34 am »

Its a casting plug. You can see the top of it on the deck. Its in every block
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 05:17:14 pm »

hoe- lee- shit!  woody.

i can sure see it now!


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have tw170's, systemax II, 75mm accufab, anderson n41, t5z, ford racing 23lb billet flywheel, and a quarterhorse sitting here. cam may change
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2018, 05:30:10 pm »

yep
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2018, 10:39:13 pm »

so... now i keep wondering....

  Asking do i need to fill the holes i made?
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white 92GT, with a black interior, pony rims, 5 speed with a 3.73 gear. came with a gear, exhaust, and a powerdyne. nice little cruiser, i didn't change much yet.

have tw170's, systemax II, 75mm accufab, anderson n41, t5z, ford racing 23lb billet flywheel, and a quarterhorse sitting here. cam may change
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