Thanks for the "plug", Dennis! Seriously, I was with you until you whacked
it in the middle with the hammer. I assume you are talking about the convex
type with no rim. I believe I was using a sawed-off table leg to tap them in
(if it's tapered, you just saw it off at the point where it's the exact
diameter you need -- very handy, until you spill your coffee when you forget
and lean your elbow on the table). Anyway, I just tapped it in until it was
solid, then added a whack for good measure, but didn't get with the ball
peen. I can see how there might be a certain "touch" demanded there...
on 4/15/01 10:19 AM, Dennis at email@example.com wrote:
> What's the technique for installing freeze plugs? Usually I'll have the
> machine shop put them in for me. My buddies block came back without
> them. I've always tapped them in and then whacked em in the middle with
> the ball end of a ball peen hammer putting a small dent in the middle.
> I've never had one leak from the machine shop but I've had a couple leak
> that I've done.
> 67 mgb
> btw.. The tour to Santa Cruz with the MGOC was gorgeous yesterday. the
> weather was a little cool with sunny skies. We left Cupertino with
> about 14 cars, mostly B's, a TD, a bug eye, a couple af A's and a Magnet
> and an 1100. A Triumph TR 250 even tagged along. We drove Hwy. 9
> through the Santa Cruz Mountains turned off through Big Basin Redwood
> Park and eventually down to Santa Cruz.. A very nice drive.. Saw Max in
> his red B with the silver boot lid...
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid (yeah, that one)
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