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I am working on the engine for my 71 mustang. I thought I had everything I needed to put it all together. (the engine) I was wrong. I had an "extra" oil pan in the garage, and so I cleaned it, stripped it, scraped it, and painted it. Then today, when I tried to bolt it on, I found out that I had a nice example, of what I wanted to replace!

So now I'm looking for a new pan. The point of this though, is "what do you do/use to fill the hole in the side of the block, where the dip stick tube goes into the pan?"

Is there a common, easy cheap solution to getting rid of that extra hole?
 

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How big is the hole? What size? My new timing cover had a dipstick hole and I used a 3/8" cup plug (like a very tiny freeze plug). I tapped it in with a small hammer and punch, with gasket sealer - just like you'd do a freeze plug.
 

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It might be that same size. It's for where the dipstick goes into the side of the block, VS the front, timing cover.
 
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