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    Posted: 07-September-2014 at 10:31AM
Found what I though was a vac.leak. It seems one of the pipes from head to dis.thing I disconnected has a leak its rotted through.I did not dis.in the first place because I was worried the bolts might break.Guess now I have no choice.
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You have a pic? Is it the thermactor tube at the rear of the cylinder heads with a check valve on it?
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yes one is rotted through.next to the check valve.
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....Same issue.... removed mine altogether...engine runs better...
Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

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  Rockatansky turned me on to these...simply screws into the back of the head...problem solved.
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Thanks I am just afraid the old stud will break off in the block.I could not turn it when I did away with smog system. I just plugged the valve hole.
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anyone ever tried to remove the thermactor tubes or what ever while still in car.I removed left one if right is the same length it appears it will hit fire wall before its out far enough.
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I never remember having any problems when removing the thermactor tubes. Although there may have been certain applications where there could have been clearance issues. If I remember correctly there were two types of tube retaining bolts
1.) a regular bolt that clamped the tube to the head
2.) a hollow banjo style bolt with a huge head, about 1" head size.
the banjo style  screwed into the actual themactor port.
The banjo bolt could get frozen in the tube flange. If this is the issue try cutting the tube close to the flange and loose the banjo bolt and turn the flange out with the bolt.
 Could you post some pix? 
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It is the 13mm bolt holding the tube to the block.Lift side easy. right side almost no clearance.Wish I could post pic. I have to learn how.
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They should come right out. putting the plug in can be problematic as the exhaust gasses and soot usually ruin the threads. If you cut the rectangular parts off the thermactor pipe, you can install them backwards to serve as block-offs. just give the flat side a little smear of Ultra copper.
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Originally posted by fordpower fordpower wrote:

Thanks I am just afraid the old stud will break off in the block.I could not turn it when I did away with smog system. I just plugged the valve hole.
 Same here..... I had clearance issues as well.....plugged the two holes with some 2 part epoxy...problem solved...will address the issue(s) if the engine and/or heads are removed by installing the plugs.  
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Well 6am removed valve cover. now could reach 13mm stud.Removed will try the reverse idea and see what happens.Thanks all
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Oh yeah, those bolts back then were 1/2". we don't need no stinkin' metric! HaHahaHa.
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Well these were 13mm 1/2 was not good fit. Finished last night left side took about 5min right side I won't say but would not rec removing the little block. cut the pipe and plug it.
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