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So cranked up engine today and coolant leaked everywhere. Thought it was a cracked hose. On further inspection it was the port or passage that comes out of the engine. Is this something that can be repaired? If so how? I appreciate any assistance you guys can provide!

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BTW it leaks at base of the passage before coolant even enters hose!

 

Brian

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JB weld to the rescue;)

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Thanks guys! Think I may try JB Weld first. If it don't work I will try and replace it knowing it is threaded! Awesome help and much appreciated!

 

Brian

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You are correct, mine just a plug in it when I got it back from engine builder. I added the nipple for heater hose,my bad ,now you really need some luck.

 

Gonna try some JB Weld and hope that works!

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It can be cut with a hacksaw blade, cutting from the inside out. Once you carefully weaken one wall, without cutting all the way through, you will be able to "work" in a screwdriver or similar on the outside diameter. As you pry inward it will break up and allow removal.

 

Call T Meyer, they sell them.

 

http://www.tmeyerinc.com/

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It can be cut with a hacksaw blade, cutting from the inside out. Once you carefully weaken one wall, without cutting all the way through, you will be able to "work" in a screwdriver or similar on the outside diameter. As you pry inward it will break up and allow removal.

 

Call T Meyer, they sell them.

 

http://www.tmeyerinc.com/

 

Thanks for the advice EBSTANG!

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Yep I had same issue. Its a press fit.

 

I collapsed it by hammering a screwdriver between the block and fitting until it was loose.

 

My replacement came from an old heater core I had that I cut off the hose connector.

I put a bit of permatex #2 on it and drove it into the block with a piece of wood.

 

Job Done been 3 yrs

 

Paul

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Blmeis, as others have stated, that is a press in tube. Ford called it the water by pass tube. Since it is already in bad shape it shouldn't take much to collapse it and remove the rest of it from the block. Those tubes were used in many Ford car and truck applications and should be readily available at any parts house. The Ford part number is C5AZ-8555-A (replaced by "B") which any of them should be able to cross. The Ford tube is 5/8" x 2 1/2" cut to fit. I would go ahead and replace it as it looks like there is not much left to it and your engine looks way to nice to have anything leaking and making a mess! ::thumb::

Steve

 

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Blmeis,

The block can be very easily tapped to 3/8" NPT and a 3/8 standard pipe nipple can be installed.

Check with your pipefitter or plumber buddies for a tap to borrow.

Thanks, Jay

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