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Old 02-13-2018, 05:08 PM
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breather hole in head ? 60 292

trying to get my 60 F-100 w/292 running... the older ford motors are not what I'm familiar with... so I'm putting the carb back on, and notice a hole in the drivers side head toward the rear, near where the manifold bolts down, that looks like a breather hole ??
totally at a lose at this point....
I got the truck with the motor and trans in the bed.... not together.
anyone give me a clue would appreciate it
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A picture would be helpful but no breather in the head that I know of.
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If it's for the Drivers side you may be missing the insert for the temp sending unit. Passenger side will have a freeze plug. The insert presses in and is available from after market suppliers.

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Intake manifold bolts

When installing the intake manifold be certain not to use excessive length bolts. The intake manifold bolt holes in the head intersect the push rod passages and too long a bolt can hit the push rods. Also be certain that the bolt holes in the heads at the rear of the manifold are plugged These are the threaded holes that are unused but are drilled through into the push rod passage. Water, dirt and other crud can enter the engine through these holes. Be sure to use short bolts, about " of thread so you don't hit the push rods.


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Awesome..... thank you. that makes perfect sense... temp. sending unit. these older fords are teaching me a lot of things.

Thank you for your help
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Intake manifold bolts

When installing the intake manifold be certain not to use excessive length bolts. The intake manifold bolt holes in the head intersect the push rod passages and too long a bolt can hit the push rods. Also be certain that the bolt holes in the heads at the rear of the manifold are plugged These are the threaded holes that are unused but are drilled through into the push rod passage. Water, dirt and other crud can enter the engine through these holes. Be sure to use short bolts, about " of thread so you don't hit the push rods.


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I have already run into bolt problems.... thank you for the extra info. turns out one of the manifold ears has been welded back on and ground... but the work wasn't so good thanks
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