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    chip in block, is it still good?! or garbage.

    i pulled my 350 from the back of the garage and when i went to put it on the stand i noticed a chip. did this block just become a big paperweight or is the chip not going to harm any thing?
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    Is that just a freeze plug hole ? If so its fine as long as it doesn't leak

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    No its the cam plug on the back of the block. It looks like it would be on the verge of leaking but not if I could tap it 1/16" in, but would that mess up the cam?

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    You'll need to see how much clearance there is from the rear of the cam to the freeze plug before tapping it in. I'd be concerned that whatever caused the chip caused the journal to go out of round. If everything looks ok, you should still grind it out to relieve any stress risers. If you can do that and there's still meat to seal the plug, then I'd imagine you're ok.

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    take some brazing rod braze over repair area this will seal it or weld it with stainless both work on cast iron
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