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Old 02-19-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Missing head dowel pin - options?

Should I replace it?
Will I be OK w/out it?
I need to put this motor together today and no one in town has a pin for an LT1/SBC.
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Yes you need it. Don't even think about not using it.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #3
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having a brain fart... WTF is a head dowl pin?
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #5
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The small 1/4 dowels on the head surface of the block. They are mostly there to align the head gasket and help keep the head in position while assembling the engine.
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you def need that, your gasket will blow out with out it. Seen this happen at work a few diffrent times over the year, all that work to just take it back apart. try a 4.3l v6 it should work fr you
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I have te same problem. I am missing one. Where can I order a couple?
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I have te same problem. I am missing one. Where can I order a couple?
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just google "sbc cylinder head dowel pin"
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My o'reillies has them in stock.
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Hi,
the above post are correct......they are for alignment and strength.....
Never..........never......install heads without them.........good luck and have a truly blessed week..........jim
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junk yard,take visegrips
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LOL your junk yard has 350 sbc? where is this at
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LOL your junk yard has 350 sbc? where is this at
Millions of SBCs have been manufactured since 1955, and all of them use the same dowel pins.
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