A couple of people on here have used JB Weld or its equivelant.
Geez JK !JKossarides said:sixlitre:
I just noticed the freeze plug on the back of the motor, drivers side above the tranny there's like rusty scaling inside the diameter of the freeze plug. (Not Happy) I took a paper towel and lightly wiped around to to be sure it wasnt' dirt or grease. It was rust so I wanted to be careful not to disturb it in case it's becoming soft in the center, but there aren't any water trails to indicate that's leaking down and no water spots on the driveway and I'm not overheating at all but it's only a matter of time before that gets worse.
This rubber expansion plug form Napa you're talking about, does it replace then old plug or cover it and what is the cost?
I know there's always JB weld as a last resort, that plug of mine is in a tight spot and I do have brand new plugs from Ford but I don't think there's enough room to work. I think I could get it out but getting a new metal one in with a socket and something to tap it in is too much of a grunt.
Let me know!
:enforce Freeze plugs, Oh yeah lots of fun!
No such thing. The freeze plugs you can see back there are ON the heads - not below them.JKossarides said:Back of the motor left side below the cylinder head above the tranny bell housing!
There's one on each side ~
...tell us more about drilling a hole in the front fender to access something between the block and the motor mount...it sounds interesting.....urbandj said:SO much work for a dollar part!!!! I have heard of some crazy stories on old cars, like drilling a hole in the front fender for access; but I hope there is some way some how for a 351W.
More than likely that's the Thermactor pipe that runs between the heads and hooks to a 4 way valve, then the air pump and eventually the dreaded catalytic converter.JKossarides said:sixlitre:
There's something bolted back there to the head which just covers the frezze plug a bit. I was looking from the botom up and we were on our way out to dinner last night. Is it part of the exhuast header? I'll look when I get home from work. Either way I think it's a do with either plug. Doesn't seem to be leaking but we'll see.