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Old 01-30-07, 06:46PM   #1
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Default Drivers side heater nipple out??

ok, im filling brave, how hard is it to get the heater nipple out on the drivers side head so i can run cooling lines up to my separated crosover on my intake?? what size tap will i need?? How about soft plug out on pass. side also??
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Old 01-30-07, 06:53PM   #2
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Opps sorry guys i meant tp type pass. side and got in a hurry!!!
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Old 02-02-07, 04:25PM   #3
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You can plug the hole with the "hard to find around here" frost plug. Seen a local car and he used the front of the head for his coolant line. Looked real good and very clean. Both hoses run together.
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Old 02-02-07, 11:54PM   #4
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I used a freezeplug on mine. You should be able to twist it out with a small pipe wrench (what I used).
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I usually have to chisel them out. The hole where it is is just a freeze plug hole.
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Old 02-14-07, 12:33PM   #6
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I usually have to chisel them out. The hole where it is is just a freeze plug hole.
Same here. Usually have to destroy it to get it out.
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The newer sheet metal nipples always crush when you try to remove them. The older steel types are more durable.
I have removed a few of those without destroying them by twisting with Vise Grips after heating with a torch.
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Old 02-20-07, 11:47PM   #8
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mr pontiac, i'd like to see your crossover solution please.
do you have any pics?
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Old 02-21-07, 10:34PM   #9
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Speedshopmike, i was simply going to run each side to the front of the intake, but a guy by the name of Benner, told me to do it differantly. First run a t from one leg of t go,s to drivers side another leg go,s to front of intake and third leg go,s to heater outlet. front heater core inlet go,s to pass side head , plus timing chain heater gets plugged and he told me not to forget to drill a few holes in thermostat.
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The newer sheet metal nipples always crush when you try to remove them. The older steel types are more durable.
I have removed a few of those without destroying them by twisting with Vise Grips after heating with a torch.
1's I heated up had some sort of valve assembley and rubber in them that melted so I run them empty. Figure it's the same as tapping the head and running a fitting. Little bit of wax after they're heated helps lubricate and makes removal easier.
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Old 03-04-07, 01:31AM   #11
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mr pontiac, do you mean MIKE benner by any chance?
if so and you know him, tell him mike from rockville speed says hi, and to drop a dime one day and say hey.
in this scenario, the heater is being fed solely by the rear cylinder water outlets, then, yes?
a picture'd be great if possible.
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