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Old 08-14-2019, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Help me identify these (3) 292 Y block holes in block

I'm cleaning up a known running 292 motor for a project. Putting on new gaskets-chasing out threads, painting and noticed 3 holes on the passenger side above the oil pan. the center one appears to be full of some kind of sealer. The left and right ones are clearly 3/8 course thread and just plugged up with grease/dirt. There were no bolts/plugs in them nor were they used in the prior application. Can anyone tell me what they are for and should they be closed off with perhaps an allen screw etc. ? First experience with Y Blocks. I've enclosed photos. Sorry photos won't post-will try again latter. Thanks in advance

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Old 08-14-2019, 10:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help me identify these (3) 292 Y block holes in block

Does this help?
Two of the holes in your description may be the ones approx four inches either side of the alternate oil dipstick hole. I don't know what purpose they served but they should not need to be plugged.
The alt dipstick hole was used for some trucks and all '55/'57 T-Birds with a rear sump oilpan. It should be filled with a tap-in soft metal Welsh (spelling?) plug unless that's what the engine is going into.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: Help me identify these (3) 292 Y block holes in block

Those are the holes I'm referring to. The one in the center is the largest. the dip stick location makes sense. I'll just plug them with a 3/8 allen head screw. they were obviously uncovered for years and full of gunk. I hope my motor comes out looking half as nice as yours after cleaning it up. Thanks
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:23 PM   #4
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... I hope my motor comes out looking half as nice as yours after cleaning it up.
Thank you, it took long enough
If the engine is being torn down it's a good idea to dig out any rust buildup in the water jacket.
(I 'borrowed' these photos just for their shock value)
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:41 PM   #5
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On the remaining two bolt holes, if you check a shop manual and the clip art or line art photos that show the block being mounted on an engine stand, you will see that those two threaded holes were used to bolt the block to the stand in a "side mount" configuration. My belief as to why would be so that both front and rear access (to put bearings, seals, the flywheel, the dampener, etc) could be had if you mounted the block on the side to a stand. If I had my manual here at the office I would snap a photo...sorry.
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