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Old 06-16-2024, 01:58 PM   #41
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Any Results on removing Plug??

See post #21.
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Old 06-16-2024, 03:33 PM   #42
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Use the plug sold for that application. The housing is unlikely to have been modified.
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Old 06-16-2024, 03:59 PM   #43
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Post #27 yes.

Are you a local model A chapter member?
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Old 06-16-2024, 05:15 PM   #44
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Thanks for all the help.
Yes the plug removal process went smoothly, following y'all's advice. Attached are some final pics for those who have messaged and posted.

Yes I am in a club (a great one, with awesome resources), and I went to them first:
1) check with Ford Barn
2) email the MAFCA technical director
3) I am not sure
4) sounds like you got a great plan

I had a set of NPT taps. I ran them in and boom! no resistance and no chips. Threads were fine.
The Snyder's plug screwed right in with teflon tape.
No leaks after running her for about 10 miles.

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Old 06-16-2024, 06:02 PM   #45
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Thanks for all the help.
Yes the plug removal process went smoothly, following y'all's advice. Attached are some final pics for those who have messaged and posted.

Yes I am in a club (a great one, with awesome resources), and I went to them first:
1) check with Ford Barn
2) email the MAFCA technical director
3) I am not sure
4) sounds like you got a great plan

I had a set of NPT taps. I ran them in and boom! no resistance and no chips. Threads were fine.
The Snyder's plug screwed right in with teflon tape.
No leaks after running her for about 10 miles.

Diastole in the Smokies
Good for you. I am a but surprised that one or two of them did not offer to come over and take a look and give you their experiences....
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Old 06-17-2024, 09:35 AM   #46
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Are the plugs suppose to be painted black or not?
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Old 06-17-2024, 10:15 AM   #47
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The Judging Standards say unfinished or raven.
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Old 06-17-2024, 10:38 AM   #48
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Mine was screwed in so hard that almost nothing worked until I filed two edges off and it fit a hex ratchet with two good surfaces to get it out. Then bought a replacement from one of the usuals. Worked a charm. No idea why anyone would screw it in so tight except that...of course they all leak a few drops a week.
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