Hole in the head!

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    • #5397
      Ben StevensBen Stevens
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      Can anyone shed any light on what the missing part is in the attached picture?

      Also, you can just see some of the engine number in that picture too, do they normally look like they’ve been scratched on by a 5 year old?!

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    • #5399
      Mel HermanMel Herman
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      On mine it is used for the heater take off. so if no heater just blank off.

    • #5400
      Mel HermanMel Herman
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      Could also be used for the temp sender.

    • #5401
      Ben StevensBen Stevens
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      Ahhh perfect, I will be wanting to fit a heater so I’ll just plug it for now.

    • #5433
      Ben StevensBen Stevens
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      OK so… I now have a solution for this hole (plug it and fit a temp sender in the radiator hose) but I’ve found a new hole, in the inlet manifold.

      As you can see from the picture, there’s a hole, and there’s a similar one the other side which has a little grub screw in it.  There does appear to be a thread on the hole, but I’m wondering whether it should have something in it?  There’s also a hole the other side.

      Anyone know what these are for?

    • #5448
      Rick NewmanRick Newman
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      <p style=”text-align: center;”>The hole in the manifold is a vacuum take of mine is just blanked off.</p>

    • #5449
      Ben StevensBen Stevens
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      Hi Rick,

      Thanks for the response, that’s what I wondered but there’s a similar hole the other side, actually two.  Seems a bit odd to have so many?  There’s only one grub screw (the one you can see in the picture), all the others are empty.

    • #5585
      Dave LoveysDave Loveys
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      Ben. Many 1950’s vehicles had vacuum operated windscreen wiper motors. Our 1954 Ford Consul did. Certainly some of the Ford V8 distributors had vacuum advance /retard mechanism. My P1 amonst them. Therefore I wonder if that is the reason for your intake manifold holes. If the engine was ex a commercial vehicle it may have had vacuum assisted brakes

      . Dave

    • #5590
      Ben StevensBen Stevens
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      Good point, I’m just going to leave the second hole blocked for now, and probably fit a second water temp gauge in there when I have more funds.

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