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6/1/09 12:55pm - Original Message: 'Leaking Freeze Plugs'
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Oklahoma City, OK - USA

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1972 LS5 Convertible,Auto.Targa Blue with Black Interior.

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Well I thought some people might gleen some information from my project this weekend. Let me say that I hope no one has to go through this. I had a Freeze Plug leaking on the back of the ol 454 block. So Saturday morning I go down and rent a transmission jack and begin my project.
1. Remove Headers and exhaust pipes
2. Remove Starter
3. Remove Drive Shaft
4. Remove Transmission
5. Replace both old rear Freeze Plugs with new BRASS ones
6. The old while your at it I jacked up each side of the engine removing motor mounts one side at a time and replaced all the other Freeze Plugs.
7. Filled cooling system, checked for leaks.
8. Reinstalled Transmission.
9. Reinstalled Starter and Headers.
10. Fired it up with open Headers...my neighbors love that...and let it get up to temp. still no leaks.
 
Let me say I am so sore and bruised after a weekend on my back...and missing a considerable amount of skin from my hands, and that it will take a few days to rest. But there is no feeling like doing this stuff yourself and knowing it's done right. So all you guy's and gal's that are a little tentetive about working on your car's...just jump in and do it. You can't screw something up so bad that it can't be fixed. Buy yourself some good Manuels and go for it...it's a blast. Have fun and it's amazing how fast skin grows back.
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6/1/09 1:15pm - Reply: 'Leaking Freeze Plugs'
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Congrats on a job well done, Lonnie!!


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6/1/09 11:42pm - Reply: 'Leaking Freeze Plugs'
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I totally agree. I did several project during the last four months and it is very rewarding. The skinned knuckles and sore muscles heal. The joy of a well done job lasts years. Great job! Enjoy.

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6/2/09 8:41am - Reply: 'Leaking Freeze Plugs'
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I'll bet that you used words that you didn't even knew existed............you got er done....great feeling.........congrats!

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6/2/09 9:58am - Reply: 'Leaking Freeze Plugs'
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Growing up on a ranch, I heard all those words from my Dad and Grandfather. It amazed me at an early age the range of their vocabularies. I still suprise my wife sometimes...she was raised in the city and never heard a lot of the explitives that come out of my mouth, usually from a prone position from under a car or sink or someplace like that.

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