Nockenwelle New Reader
12/21/22 1:03 a.m.

I plugged the intake manifold exhaust crossover on my BBC today while it was off for a lifter check. I'm tired of sourcing one particular Fel-Pro intake gasket set that works for my setup (plugged crossover), and I have a theory that the blockoff plates make noise. I had a handfull of castoff 5.3 pistons laying around and a real vintage New York, NY-made Farberware Al-Clad pan that was overcooked in the line of duty as a I did it the old-school way. The pan was the only real tragedy here. Any guesses how many pistons it drank?

Stampie MegaDork
12/21/22 8:00 a.m.


Toyman! MegaDork
12/21/22 8:05 a.m.


+ or - 10%


DrMikeCSI Reader
12/21/22 9:35 a.m.

2.5 pistons. 

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ SuperDork
12/21/22 10:03 a.m.

If it's 3 your new license plate should be V8 3

Nockenwelle New Reader
12/21/22 7:06 p.m.

It was about 2 3/4, so I guess A 401 CJ and DrMikeCSI tie for first place. Winner buys the round?

12/21/22 9:29 p.m.

I thought this thread was gonna be about blown engine pieces but this is way cooler!

ShawnG MegaDork
12/21/22 11:08 p.m.

All the youngsters on here are scratching their heads, wondering why you plugged that port. Lol.

Nockenwelle New Reader
12/21/22 11:37 p.m.

Long live the dinosaurs.

I plan to do the same to the exhaust ports in the heads next time they're off, then blend them into the pockets I ported and should have plugged 19 years ago.

And I totally missed Stampie's 3 piston guess. Maybe my eyeballs were fooled by the subliminal messaging in his avatar picture. So that's a 3-way tie. Who's buying?

No Time
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12/21/22 11:58 p.m.

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12/23/22 12:20 p.m.

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