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Dana 44 Power Lok

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Don X, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Jan 7, 2019
    Don X

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    Has anyone ever had a problem with the fill plug not clearing after a Powerlok was installed in a D44? Everything was fine before. I don't know yet how much of the plug impedes but I hope it can be shaved a little bit. Otherwise it's time to find a new cover.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2019
    Bowbender

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    Maybe grind off the plug a little? I'd be trying to figure out what changed if it cleared before...
     
  3. Jan 7, 2019
    oldtime

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    Yes fill plug hitting thr Powr Lok case is normal with virtually all D44 covers.
    The Powr Lok case diameter is larger in diam near the plug.
    Just take a bung plug and grind it so it does not intrude into the cover past the bung threads.....
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2019
    Don X

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    I've never heard it called a bung plug.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2019
    mike starck

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    I recently installed a powr-lok unit and in the instruction sheet it said to grind the fill plug flush with inside of cover thread area . That was from the unit I bought off ebay that is probably 70 years old.
    interesting. I should scan that page in to the computer. mike
     
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    TIm E

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    I also stumbled across a tool in an antique store once called a "bung holer". Apparently used long ago to make the tapered holes in wooden barrels for a plug or spigot. Attaching a picture here as you DO NOT want to Google that!

     
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  7. Jan 8, 2019
    oldtime

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    Yeah just a very old term that was used concerning wooden barrels, canteens and kegs.
    As you know pipe plugs and fill plugs are tapered very similar to the early wooden bungs.

    I'm afraid to ask what else it "bung" may infer these days.
    Probably is best to keep any additional information corked up tight ...........

    I have an antique bung tool in the garage but mine includes on auger on the leading edge.
     
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  8. Jan 8, 2019
    mortten

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    We still call them bungs in oil drums. The pumps are hung pumps.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2019
    mike starck

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    The hot rod and chassis shops call them weld bungs for custom tanks and such. That seems to be universal.
     

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