CYLINDER BLOCK END PLATES
A flat steel plate, one bolted to each end of the cylinder
block, provides a support for the flywheel housing at the
rear and the balance weight cover and crankshaft cover
at the front of the engine. Since the blower drive gear
assembly is supported on the rear end plate, this plate
has a different contour than the one used at the front.
Gaskets are used between the block and each end
When an end plate is removed, it is essential that all of
the old gasket material be removed from both surfaces
of the plate and the cylinder block. Clean the end plate
Inspect both surfaces of each end plate for nicks, dents,
scratches or score marks and check the end plates for
warpage. Also check the tapped holes in the end plates
Fig. 2. Installing Front End Plate
at this time. If nicks or scratches on the sealing
surfaces of the end plates are too deep to be cleaned
up, replace the end plates.
Install End Plates
With all of the necessary plugs properly installed, the
end plate-to-cylinder block dowels in place, attach the
cylinder block front and rear end plates as outlined
1. Affix a new gasket to each end of the cylinder block,
using a non-hardening gasket cement. Also apply an
even coating of gasket cement to the outer surface of
each gasket (the surface next to the end plate).
Fig. 3 - Installing Rear End Plate
2. Use guide studs J 1927-01 as shown in Fig. 2 to set
the front end plate next to the cylinder block and install
the bolts and lock washers. Do not tighten the bolts at
this time. Wipe the excess gasket cement from the
bores in the end plate and the cylinder block.
3. Insert a camshaft end bearing through the SMALL
bearing bore in the end plate and into the bore of the
block to accurately align the end plate as shown in Fig.
Fig. 1. Drain Passages in Cylinder Block