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Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: May 21, 2022 12:10PM

I noticed a difference in size on the oval holes in my cylinder baffles. In fitting each side for side I couldn't see a reason for either hole to justify one side or the other. If it matters this is a '61 Lakewood with the oil fill tube in the lower section of the block. Thanks.

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 21, 2022 12:27PM

I will venture a guess that the one with the larger hole should be installed on the side with the Road Draft Tube.

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 21, 2022 12:33PM

x2 with Caraholic4life

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: May 21, 2022 12:34PM

Then one with the big hole is a for a road draft tube on the 1960-62 engines.







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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: nirvairna ()
Date: May 21, 2022 12:52PM

what is the little hole for?

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 21, 2022 12:58PM

nirvairna Wrote:
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> what is the little hole for?

Craig replies: If I'm not mistaken, the small hole, between cylinders 2 and 4, is for the vertical thermostat rod present on 1960 engines.

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: May 21, 2022 12:59PM

Old memory. Being that I removed the upper fan shroud and thus the road draft tube umpteen years ago (to deal with rats) can I assume "the side with the road draft tube" is the right side viewed from the rear or said another way the side the 1-3-5 cylinders reside on? BTW, thanks for all the prompt replies.

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 21, 2022 01:56PM

Yes, on passenger side of engine.

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: May 21, 2022 04:18PM

Thank you everyone. All input is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cylinder Baffles (slightly different, which side?)
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 21, 2022 05:00PM

In all actuality unless you do have a road draft tube it doesn't matter what side it goes on.

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