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I am working on my 1960 BT7. Will be putting in a new head but came across what looks to be a rust hole in my engine block. I would appreciate any info and wisdom regarding this and any advice on how to repair it. I've attached a picture of the culprit. Thank you!!!!
 

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I believe that those are plugs, and (once again) believe that I've seen discussion on replacing them, but this might be just another senior moment at my end. Give them a quick wire brush, and hope someone with more hands-on knowledge than mine replies. Try doing some searches, but I'm not quite sure what you'd use for search entries here. Doug
 

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I am working on my 1960 BT7. Will be putting in a new head but came across what looks to be a rust hole in my engine block. I would appreciate any info and wisdom regarding this and any advice on how to repair it. I've attached a picture of the culprit. Thank you!!!!
Is the rust hole the one with the yellow arrow ? If it is it is it corresponds to the hole between cylinders 4 and 5 in the image attached

Regards,
Greg
 
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Hi Greg,

Yes. The two green arrows show similar areas on the block with no holes in them. The yellow arrow shows the area with the rust hole. The water jacket in the block has a fair amount of rust. The head had some clogged openings on it as well.

Rich
 

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Hi Rich,

Don't panic, that is not a "rust hole", it's a water passage that is supposed to be there.

I took a picture of a spare block I have and used your color coding for the arrows I pointed at the various holes.

Yellow for the hole in the block you are concerned about between cylinders 4 & 5
Green for the areas with large holes in the gasket but no hole in the block
Red for the oil supply hole for the rocker shaft between cylinders 4 & 5

Dave
 

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Hi Dave,

You're the best! Thanks for your explanation and picture. You've allayed my worst fears! Back to work!

Rich
 
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