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Hayato
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Freeze plugs Reply with quote

Hello there,

Is there any differences (besides the material) between Sealed Power freeze plugs and Ford Racinf ones?

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=SLP-381-8015

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=FMS-M-6026-A302

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

where do you live ?
do you drive it in winter...if you have winter?
more importantly use the right sealer
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
where do you live ?
do you drive it in winter...if you have winter?
more importantly use the right sealer


Thanks for the reply.

The winter here is very generous, it stays at 10C ~ 12C (around 53F).

I got this doubt because of the photos, the Ford Racing one has 24 items in the photo and Sealed Power has 15 items.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you planning on constantly rebuilding this motor ie. racing
or a i build and drive it motor ie.street engine

just remember steel rusts
brass does not

id spend the extra $2 on the brass ones regardless
seal it up with some permatex and your done
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive got cold winters here and one of my cars only has water in it
thank god my shop doesnt drop below 45degrees

any way i only run water in the car i take to the strip
thats hard on a water pump and terible for anti rust prevention
but the track frowns opon antifreeze
so you can imagine why i use brass plugs Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
are you planning on constantly rebuilding this motor ie. racing
or a i build and drive it motor ie.street engine

just remember steel rusts
brass does not

id spend the extra $2 on the brass ones regardless
seal it up with some permatex and your done


Street/Strip.

Do you think that both kits comes with the same items?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the ford kit looks more "complete" with dowels
the sealed kit has better material
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
the ford kit looks more "complete" with dowels
the sealed kit has better material


Yes, that's why I've got this doubt.

If they were the same (in quatities), I'd take the brass one without any doubts.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i have any work done to my block ie. boring honing decking etc.they always put the freeze plugs in for me
not to mention they have this stuff laying around
i dont think i have ever payed for it directly

i will sugest however for the oil galleys use the THREADED pipe plugs on BOTH ends (requiring you to tap them at the front)

this is another thing i have done on the frontside of the blocks on my chevys.....if one of those press in and stake plugs push out do to oil pressure you will then loose all oil pressure

bottom line id let your machinist handle it it may be cheaper
have em tap the ends of the oil galleys for pipe plugs
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