Holes leading to CAM bearings

glynesglynes Posts: 13Member
I saw an earlier post about 1/4" holes in the block leading to the cam bearings. I have the same on my Terraplane 8 motor. Are these standard with straight 8 blocks and what do you use to plug them?

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  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,509Senior Contributor
    There are dowels  which locate the bearings.   The holes are plugged with a cup type plug.  
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,509Senior Contributor
    And yes, all  H.E.T. engines have them. 
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • glynesglynes Posts: 13Member
    Thanks Geoff. Do you know where I can get these plugs?

  • glynesglynes Posts: 13Member
    Also you mention dowels. Do the dowels remain in the block to how the bearing position? And do you then put the plug over them? Thank you.
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,509Senior Contributor
    yes, the dowels  are pushed into position into the holes in the bearings, with half staying in the block., and the plugs and installed after.  You should be able to get them form an engine rebuilding shop,
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
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