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    Thanks for the leads, Ken!
    As it turns out, it'd been so long since I disassembled this engine, I forgot what I'd put in marked cans on the shelf. Going thru them, I found a small tube that goes into the road draft hole at the back with a long bolt to fasten it. It reduces down to a hose fitting, so I guess it does require a PCV after all.
    I think the tricky part of using this engine will be in how I'm going to attach an alternator. These early GM heads, as you know, weren't drilled for accessories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaTom View Post
    Thanks for the leads, Ken!
    As it turns out, it'd been so long since I disassembled this engine, I forgot what I'd put in marked cans on the shelf. Going thru them, I found a small tube that goes into the road draft hole at the back with a long bolt to fasten it. It reduces down to a hose fitting, so I guess it does require a PCV after all.
    I think the tricky part of using this engine will be in how I'm going to attach an alternator. These early GM heads, as you know, weren't drilled for accessories.

    Can you post a picture of the tube? Early rams horn exhaust manifold, left side, had provision for a generator which I think you could make a mount for an alternator. Something like this but may be not quite as pricey.
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    My exhaust manifolds don't have that provision. :-( In order to post a pic on this forum, I need to hang it on a photo-sharing website, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaTom View Post
    My exhaust manifolds don't have that provision. :-( In order to post a pic on this forum, I need to hang it on a photo-sharing website, right?
    No, I use the go advanced feature and use the paper clip attachment.
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    I have some rams horns with the generator mount on them. I live 12 mi south of Des Moines

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    Thanks, Figure8, but I moved back to WA when I retired... just kept the "handle".

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    Trying to include a photo but can't figure it out...

    Before I install my new intake manifold, I'm concerned about a rather large machined hole at the front of the valley that allows me to touch the cam timing gear when I stick my pinkie in. There's nothing but the floor of the manifold that covers it, when in place. Looks like it allows a free flow of oil. The hole is about the same size as the one for the distributor.
    Also, do you guys suggest I use a sealant in addition to the rubber gaskets Felpro provided for the manifold?

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    are you sure that's not an early Buick engine? don't recall that bore in a Chevy block
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    Look at this manifold https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Off...gAAOSwa5Rdyf4d

    The tube left of the water bell should line up with the hole in the block.
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    now that works just never noticed the block like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by cffisher View Post
    now that works just never noticed the block like that
    That hole goes straight to the pan, all early sbc's were cast in that manner.
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    Thanks, Guys! Guess it won't do any harm to find a set of valve covers with an oil hole, otherwise I'll be adding it thru the dipstick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaTom View Post
    Thanks, Guys! Guess it won't do any harm to find a set of valve covers with an oil hole, otherwise I'll be adding it thru the dipstick!

    However you build the engine just make sure it can breathe otherwise all you'll build is a grenade.
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