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Old 05-27-2011, 09:06 AM
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Thanks Dave! OK, I won't bother with the cam plug - 1 less worry. The one in the head has easy access so I might do that. My rocker shafts (& all the engine) is stock in my '56 & '57. In the '56 T-Bird I removed & thoroughly cleaned the rocker arms, installed new push rods from Mummert, & installed new valve seals about 1,000 miles ago So I think I'm good there. I do need to check all the above in my '57 Skyliner though - thanks for the reminder. My Skyliner has the leaking freeze plug.

I greatly appreciate your taking the time to help me. Thanks again!!!!!!

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Tony, The cam plug rarely ever goes bad because engine oil is on the inside, not water. It never corrodes, so we usually keep that plug, steel.

I wouldn't bother the one in the head unless you are pulling the heads because I have never heard of that plug leaking. You can replace that plug if you want, but the issue isn't as pressing as your core plugs.

How are your rocker shafts??? Are they pressurized, or stock? When was the last time you pulled the rocker arms off and cleared the two holes in each arm? You have to know, our Y-Blocks were notorious for being starved for oil in two areas; rocker shafts and timing chain. Another problem was with the rocker arms not being centered over the oil hole on the bottom.

These issues caused premature wear on the rocker shafts and timing chain set. Hope this helps. - Dave
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Tony, it sounds like your Y-Blocks are in very good hands. Keep up the good work. If I can be of any help, let me know. - Dave
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Tony, it sounds like your Y-Blocks are in very good hands. Keep up the good work. If I can be of any help, let me know. - Dave
I don't know about the "good hands" thing. I do need a 3rd hand though in replacing the starter in my '80 Chevy. That sucker is heavy. Really, ... I learn as I go and you have already helped me lots. Thanks again.
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