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Tips for installing intake manifold plugs in a stock Bugeye?

ichthos

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Been a while since I have been on the forum. Nice to be back. I need some help. While driving, one of the plugs in the intake manifold just popped out. Brought my Bugeye to a quick stop. Anyone ever heard of this happening before? I am going to be reinstalling both plugs-anyone have any tips for me on doing this? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Kevin
 
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Did the car back fire?
 
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ichthos

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No, just a loss of power, and then it would not start again. At the time I didn't even think to check for a missing plug.
 
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I've never removed those plugs so I have no idea how they fit. I would assume they are tight enough that you could use the bearing adhesive that is made by loc-tite.
 

Joe Schlosser

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Never heard of this before. Where did you find plugs.
I would use a good dose of JB Weld around the plugs to make sure they stay in place
 

1974MGMidget

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Maybe peen them after installing (if that is the correct term) to help keep them in. I've heard of people doing this to the freeze plugs in the block.
 

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Kevin,
Welcome back! I don't know the real name, but I used mini freeze plugs in mine and just pressed them in.
Rut
 
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