5" waterpump bolt (Ford 289) head broke off and frozen in waterpump
I have a 66 Mustang built in Feb. of '66 with a 289. First I removed the valve covers to find the heads stamped 65. Is it a 65 motor or did they run that far into the next year with last years parts?
Also, when removing the waterpump, there is a one 5" long bolt and the head broke off of it. It was frozen in the waterpump. I had to drill and chizel the waterpump to get the pump off the bolt. Now that I have the pump off, I have a couple of inches of the bolt sticking out of the timing cover. Once again tried to turn it after tapping on it and spraying it with penetrating oil and it broke off in the timing cover. It seems to be frozen in the timing cover as well. My next step will most likely be drilling and chizeling the timing cover off of the bolt and then it may break off in the block. Right now I am stuck at this point with the bolt broke and flush with the timing cover. Any suggestions before I continue this destructive path?
One more question. When removing the distributor, the oil pump rod came up with the distributor and then dropped back in the hole. I am going to try to get the rod out with a magnet. Will I have a problem re-installing the distributor and rod? And is this normal with Ford? I have never experienced this with Chevy motors