Are these small oil gally plugs in ok?

Small Block Mopar Engine

  1. C2ndLTpigeon

    C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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    I just got done installing a freeze plug kit on my 318 block I just wanted to make sure and see if these oil Galley plugs are in correctly? If not I have an extra set but I'm just making sure in case there in wrong I don't want to have any oil issues. Thank you
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    The cam thrust plate covers them.
     
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    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      Yes, they look fine.
       
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      • C2ndLTpigeon

        C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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        Just want to make sure I did not drive them in to far. Better to get a second set of eyes. Thanks!
         
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        C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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        @RustyRatRod On a side note, your cam bearing install how to was great! Really helpful info for my install today.
         
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        I leave them out. They’re pretty much worthless.

        Do you mind me asking a question? Here goes.

        If the cam retaining plate covers both holes, why do the books all say to stake them in? I don’t get it. Like I said, I don’t use them. They are redundant.

        But why stake them??? They can’t get out. They only way out is through that plate and no way can you turn them either.

        That makes no sense to me.
         
      • C2ndLTpigeon

        C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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        I staked them as I was going along with the how to on installing core plugs, I hear what you are saying that the plate covers the holes and realized this after words. Surely there has to be a reason for them.
         
      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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        Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.
         
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        • 70aarcuda

          70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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          I put them in...they come in the kit with freeze plugs for a reason.....but do as you please...
           
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          • brian6pac

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            I don't think a 340 ever had them, none of the old motors that I can remember had them and I have disassembled many SB mopars, mostly 73 and older.
             
          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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            I would endorse popping one back out and drilling a 1/16 hole in the cam thrust plate on that same side. Instant pressurized oil splattering all over the timing chain set.
             
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              The only mistake that can be made here is, If they are knocked in too far and block the oil feed hole to the mains.
               
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