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Post  rharden on October 29th 2019, 10:10 pm

I'm working on a 1971 429 CJ engine. I'm not all that familiar with a 429. All my other cars were 351C or 302's. The block was sent to a local machine shop  for a rebuild and now I'm finishing the rebuild. I noticed the water passage on the right side deck of the engine, third cylinder back, looks like solid rust. No hole, just machined rust. I tried drilling the rusted spot and it's solid metal. I assumed this was a rust, plugged cooling water passage. The new Fel-Pro head gasket, 1018, is punched out for water to flow through and the cylinder head has a passage. Does anyone know if this is normal or not? Thanks.

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Post  BBFTorino on October 29th 2019, 11:46 pm

Do you have a pic of the spot?

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Post  rharden on October 30th 2019, 12:18 am

BBFTorino wrote:Do you have a pic of the spot?

I can't get the photos to load. I keep getting this, Uploaded file is not valid: exceeded attachment maxsize (0 kB). I have no idea why they won't go. I can send them by email, if you want to give me your email. Thanks

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Post  jbozzelle on October 30th 2019, 11:19 am

Have you tried this way to upload images?

http://www.429-460.com/t26524-pic-uploading-made-easy

You can't attach images to this website. That function is disabled here to save on storage space, but Bruno can't remove it. So you always see it even though it's not functional. You can only host them elsewhere and link them to your post.

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Post  rharden on October 30th 2019, 4:17 pm

BBFTorino wrote:Do you have a pic of the spot?

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Post  rharden on October 30th 2019, 4:19 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Have you tried this way to upload images?

http://www.429-460.com/t26524-pic-uploading-made-easy

You can't attach images to this website.  That function is disabled here to save on storage space, but Bruno can't remove it.  So you always see it even though it's not functional. You can only host them elsewhere and link them to your post.

Thanks jbozzelle. I worked.

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Post  pmrphil on October 30th 2019, 5:22 pm

That's not a water passage in the block, just a "spot" where some corrosion had taken place because of the corresponding hole in the gasket. You can ignore it. Look at the lower holes in the block - you can see the same thing happened there also, right next to the water passage.

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Post  69F100 on October 30th 2019, 5:34 pm

The hole in the gasket is used if you put the gasket on the other side of the block that way they don't have to make a right side and left side head gasket and people don't put them on the wrong side.
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Post  rharden on October 30th 2019, 8:20 pm

pmrphil wrote:That's not a water passage in the block, just a "spot" where some corrosion had taken place because of the corresponding hole in the gasket. You can ignore it. Look at the lower holes in the block - you can see the same thing happened there also, right next to the water passage.

Thanks pmrphil. I wasn't sure, but afterwards, I thought the same thing.

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Post  rharden on October 30th 2019, 8:23 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments on this. I do appreciate it.

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