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Here's a picture of the bank 2 (front) side of the block. Notice the allen head pipe plugs. The two in the middle are definitely for oil. The three on the left I'm not sure. Those three are under the AC compressor and would be well protected. The two in the middle would be close to the exhaust manifold. All the plugs are 3/8" NPT. But these cold be used for oil temp senders or an additional oil cooler line.
Notice too the block to oil cooler hose. This is the one Lucien suggest could be cut out of an existing Gates 18431 hose and fits perfect. The OEM hose is obsolete.
On bank 1 (back) side there is a large allen plug. This is the same as the
block to oil cooler water line. It is 3/4" NPT and could be used for some
additional cooling or what have you.
That block to hose line ruptured on m car a couple weeks ago. I didn't know about the Gates hose, so I just used stock 3/8" line. It's slightly kinked, so I may just redo it. Thanks Paul.
I had to special order it at NAPA. Wasn't cheap either.
Paul, the parts department here was able to find a pair of the oil cooler hoses for me after they were discontinued. They were over $20 each. I paid about $20 for the Gates hose that you can cut both out of. Thatís pretty reasonable compared to OEM if you can find any.
You don't happen to still have the OEM part #'s, do you?
John H Fiegel
The hassle with this hose and the one going to the water pump is they are 14 mm. 1/2" is just a bit small but can be pushed on if a bit of silicone is spread on the metal barbs.
All the other hoses are normal inch sizes.
F6DZ 6B850-BA is the block to cooler hose
Sorry john, it looks like the old memory is experiencing intermittent failures. I got the long oil cooler hose (F6DZ-6B851-BA) and the three head vent hoses back to the coolant tank from "Vintage Parts". Looks like I didn't get the short cooler hose. All 4 w/ shipping totaled $81.27.
These guys saved my arse many times when I was playing with my 69
Mustang. The things they got, Still in the OEM wrappers....
I wonder if any of the SHO business has waddled into their racks yet?
97 Ebony 42k Welded - With the Angels Now so that I don't have to be.
Long Live the Garage Queen !
96 Medium Willow Green Metallic 103k Resurrected, Welded
96 Rosemist 72k 2006 Best Of SHO, Popular Vote, Welded
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When I was looking for missing parts on the first '96 SHO I had, I got a couple of discontinued bolts from them.
I was going to suggest them, but you beat me to it! Yes they have found
thier way there!
John H Fiegel
I know I have gotten a few interesting items from them in the past. All Gen2 stuff though. Still have a nice brand new plastic speedo cluster cover waiting for me to take my Opal Frost's dash apart. Just haven't found the motivation to take the dash out yet to the paint on quiet car noise dampening stuff yet. Something about needing a clutch first makes me have a lack of motivation to do other things.
The gen2 blocks have a plug similar to what Paul was pointing out, I always thought it would be the "BEST" place to have some sort of temp gauge sensor, since that would show the temps of the oil that just came out of the pan and pump before any cooling was done, course that wouldn't help if someone wanted to know what the temp was of the oil as it got fed to the different passage ways on a gen2 block.
Outta curiosity why is it that there looks like there are two oil tubes there? one is from the pump to the filter, the other is clean filtered oil going back over to that side of the engine? Would perhaps in theory make a good place for attaching in a bypass single stage filter, without actually decreasing the oil flow thru the full flow filter and all that. Course that would assume that on the feed side from the pump to the full flow, that the pressure would be just a little bit higher than on the return side, so that oil could flow thru a bypass function without going the "wrong way"
Bruce J. Malachuk
03 Redfire Mazda 6s - 17k
94 Opal Frost Taurus SHO -126k
96 Toreador Red Taurus SHO - 68k