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Re: Freeze plugs

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Subject: Re: Freeze plugs
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 09:21:02 -0700
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 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.
> Dennis
> 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...



Max Heim
'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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