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Brass Plug at Bottom of Dist Drive Bore??

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RichBN6 Richard Wetjen
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
When I tore down my '58 BN6 engine there was a brass plug driven up into the bottom of the bore for the distributor shaft drive. I can't find a replacement for that plug in any of the parts listings. There's no pressure oil feed into that bore so I'm not sure what purpose the plug serves. All the other plugs have been removed for cleaning the block and replaced. This is the last thing to resolve before closing up the bottom of the engine. Anyone know how/where to source this plug? I've tried all the usual suspects.

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brims49 Andrew Brims
Peachland, BC, Canada   CAN
My " go to" sources for unusual parts are: Tom's Import Toys, Portland. And Dave Nock at British Car Specialists, Stockton CA

Wish you luck with this,

Andrew

RichBN6 Richard Wetjen
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
Thanks Andrew, I'll ask Tom. He's done some work for me before.

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bridunc Silver Member Brian Duncan
Indianapolis, IN, USA   USA
I believe it is a grease pack.

Does it turn by hand and click as it rotates? If so, Pack it with grease and rotate it as needed for lubrication.

RichBN6 Richard Wetjen
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
This is/was a brass plug driven up into the bottom of the distributor shaft bore. Very similar to the brass plugs at both ends of the oil gallery but smaller in diameter and about half the height. Tom at Tom's Import Toys believes it was part of the block casting process and should have been removed in the manufacturing process. I tend to agree as I can see no purpose for it. It's not in any parts manual I can find and I've not seen one before (not my first 6 cyl engine rebuild)

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