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Big Block Questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ak bandit, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. ak bandit

    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    I'm new to big blocks. Could anyone tell me what each of these 3 hose connections are for? Circled in black...

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  2. mountainexplorer

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    The front centered one off the intake usually goes to the water pump. The one to the side of it is a heater hose connection, and the port on the side of the head is usually where a temp gauge sensor goes.
     
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    .....and those valve covers go to me!!!


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    What mountainexplorer said......

    And also what Greg72 said, but to me instead...... :deal:
     
  5. mountainexplorer

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    Are the M/T Valve covers getting hard to find?
     
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    Awesome...Thanks mountainexplorer...I can check that off the list.
    Thanks for the offer on the v-covers guys ;) I'll let you know if I ever get rid of 'em...I'd like to have some like Burt's, but they dont make a 396 decal :(
    I just primed the current covers last night.

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    I don't think they're hard to find. I still think you can get them thru Jegs or Summit. They're just "old school" and they've been around forever. I've seen them in both M/T and Holley castings.
     
  8. mountainexplorer

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    I've had 3 pairs of those M/T's, and one pair of the Holley's. I wasn't sure if they still made the M/T's new... but I've seen my fair share of them used.
     
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    Did there used to be a sticker on the flat spot?
     
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    The ones I've had didn't.
     
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    Another question...
    So if the port (or whatever you call it) on the driver's side head is for a temp sensor, what is the one on the intake next to the thermostat housing? Also, the port on the driver's side head has a fitting for a hose :confused:
     

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