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IT Leaks !!!!! (PART 2)

 
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Well, here's an update......the right water pump was pulled, and it appears that the re-builder drilled right through the first exhaust tube. You can actually stick your hand in where the water pump goes and feel it. I guess it's pretty much junk....however the guy I'm working with wants to try and patch it with some epoxy. Sounds hokey to me, but what do I have to lose? He thinks it will be just fine, but I would think the epoxy would eventually corrode or crack. Well maybe he can get it running and then that will give me some time to look for another re-buildable block and save some money for yet another re-build. I saw this old Mercury engine on E-bay. It's a bit pricey, but would it even fit in an f-1 with the 3 speed tranny I have now??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...185981115&rd=1 No one offered anything on his auction, but he said I could make an offer.
 

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Thats a major bummer. I'm glad you found it though.
Is this the hole that was helicoiled? Is there a chance you could run a pipe plug down the hole with some locktite or sealer??

I would think that there should be some way to plug it
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I would certainly have a go at repairing it, if the area is of thick enough material , maybe it can be tapped and a tapered plug screwed in
 
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Repair it. I would like said try and tap it and plug it and then maybe seal it on the water side with epoxy.
 
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Thats a major bummer. I'm glad you found it though.
Is this the hole that was helicoiled? Is there a chance you could run a pipe plug down the hole with some locktite or sealer??

I would think that there should be some way to plug it
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+1 ... exhaust and water pressure is low, the plug will corrode and seal ever tighter. Use a tapered pipe plug.
 
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Originally Posted by jreilly57
I saw this old Mercury engine on E-bay. It's a bit pricey, but would it even fit in an f-1 with the 3 speed tranny I have now??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...185981115&rd=1
Joe you don't want that motor. Way over priced IMHO, and besides it's the BIG 337 flathead that was used in F7 and F8 trucks as well as Lincoln's. It weighs in the neighborhood of 900 lbs and you parts are more difficult to come up with.

Try to plug the hole in your 239 as the guys have suggested. Bet it'll work.

FWIW, the 48-53 late series Ford and Mercury flathead V8's are all the same and will interchange with one another. All accessories will bolt from one to the other. The blocks are identical, only crankshaft and pistons differ between Ford 239 ci and Merc 255 ci.
 
 
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