THe unit I have has a brass plug too, but with a large nut cast into it,
making it pretty easy to get out (maybe this was before they discovered
a new profit center and aggressively started marketing "Special Tools")
What you have sounds very similar to what is used on bicycles. So you
may be able to find a "spanner" that would work in a well-equipped bike
Before doing that, you might try a few more taps, but use a brass drift
instead to protect the plug from damage. A drift will probably be easier
to find than a "spanner"! That plug is simply threaded. It may be that
someone sealed it with who knows what to stop a persistent leak (on and
LBC?!). Mine had Permatex or something on it. I picked up a large o-ring
at the hardware store for about .50!
If none of the above works, could you trace the outline on a piece of
paper and make a tool out of some metal stock, or something?
If you do damage it, you can probably get a replacement from one of the
vendors. I know I've seen them around.
San Jose, Calif.
'62 TR4 CT17602L (soon an "O")
Bud Rolofson wrote:
> Is there a specific tool to use on the drain plug (about 3" round with square
> notches on the outer edge) on the A type OD? I've tried channel locks and
> tried tapping the edge with a punch and hammer but couldn't get it to move. I
> didn't want to scar it up too much so I left it for the time being. It look
> like it could be brass or some other soft metal. Any tricks or suggestions or
> should I just try a better angle and keep hammering.
> 71TR6 CC57365
> 71TR6 CC65446