Freeze plugs have disappeared

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Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by PostalGlock'n » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:23 pm

The supply of 34.3mm freeze plugs have dried up. Got my stamp for another can and I cannot find any of the Dorman 555-104 plugs besides some rip-offs on Ebay selling a .59 cent piece for $4.59 each. :evil:

Any alternative ideas for baffles?

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by samson7x » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Have you tried to find some at Summit Racing?

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by PostalGlock'n » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:33 am

Just placed an order with Summit, out of stock, estimated delivery= June. Oh well, what's another few months wait.

I tried JC Whitney, RockAuto, Advance, autozone, ect.... no luck.

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by 57fairlane » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:49 pm

Jegs says they will be in stock on 4/25 . . .

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s ... rm=555-104

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by PostalGlock'n » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:24 pm

Can't get it to order from Jegs, error comes up when I try.

I may try to form some fender washers, they are cheap if they don't work. Need to figure out a good spacer material.

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by GLADIO » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:11 pm

I may be dumb or ignorant... but why that particular size? and metric, of all?
'Round here, we use to make loud stuff. Loud cars, loud motorbikes, loud opera music.
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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by Baffled » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:30 am

GLADIO wrote:I may be dumb or ignorant... but why that particular size? and metric, of all?
Exactly. Find a close substitute. A foot of tube isn't expensive.

^^ Assuming you haven't already done extensive work without the freeze plugs on hand. In that case, yeah you've got to source them.

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by GLADIO » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:46 pm

No, I really mean "what are they for".
I assume the'll be used as baffles in a DIY suppressor, but why that particular size? Is tubing with that ID so common?

Baffled wrote:
GLADIO wrote:I may be dumb or ignorant... but why that particular size? and metric, of all?
Exactly. Find a close substitute. A foot of tube isn't expensive.

^^ Assuming you haven't already done extensive work without the freeze plugs on hand. In that case, yeah you've got to source them.
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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by Baffled » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:35 am

I assume "they are for" sliding into a tube and making a suppressor, like you say. And that is what I think both of us are wondering... if not these particular plugs, buy another size, and a tube and raw stock to match.

As I mentioned, the only things that might be stopping him might be...

1) He's done a bit of work already for that diameter with the tube and end caps, or
2) He has plans that he EXACTLY wants to follow, or
3) He cannot source tubing of another diameter

Whatever, it's up to him now.

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by sub-sonic » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:48 am

never thought I would see the day that freeze plugs were unobtainable
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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by Shift1 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:35 pm

For what it worth I have a box of 10 ea. 555-103 36.5 mm high wall plugs sitting on the shelf. Will need to increase your tube a wee bit If you could use them let me know...
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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by PostalGlock'n » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:20 pm

Maglite rechargeable D-Cell. Already threaded on both ends.

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by Scared_of_zombies » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:13 am

PostalGlock'n wrote:Maglite rechargeable D-Cell. Already threaded on both ends.
You seem a little on the "frugal" side to have spent $200 on a tax stamp. But here you go, took all of 5 minutes max.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maglite-D-Cell- ... 23397edf3e

http://www.autosupplyco.com/item.wws?sk ... E&weight=1

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maglite-C-cell- ... 3f33dfa8c3

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by 66427vette » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:10 pm

Why waste your time with junk?

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Re: Freeze plugs have disappeared

Post by wabbit » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:12 pm

If its only a .22 or hornet they work great, a bit heavy and wide but very easy for the first timer. Use 35mm plugs very very tight fit , about 1/2'' apart no spacers ,about 6'' long. form the plugs into a m , People think if its to simple its crap but they work very well

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