They get in everywhere.
Yup, that hold in the middle of the valve cover for the throttle rod to go through gives the mud daubers easy access!
"Sweet dreams and fine machines in pieces on the ground "
Every time I see that name I am reminded of a certain parts vendor ex-employee who seldom posts anymore.
Dave: I think that "BULGER GIRL" divorced all of for some younger group of guys.
Still kinda miss her once in a while.
I see the casting chalk marks dating this engine to May of 1864.
Is this the long lost Abe Lincoln Model T engine ?
One of these days you may open one of your engines and find Jimmy Hoffa!
When I got Barney home, the Daubers totally blocked the intake manifold, and they were doing a pretty good number in the valve galley, but once removed, I was able to start the engine (that and a new wiring harness)
You know it's understandable with a left outside wide open motor that anything can get inside. It's the "sealed up" or complete motors in the car in a garage where they get into the darndest places that facinates me. That recent post with a closed motor and stuff in the cylinder was a hoot.