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Old 03-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Hey guys i just stripped my motor down to a bare block, It's a stock iron block but I want to hold on to it for now , around what price will it cost or a machine shop check it out and see if it can be saved , test it hone and bore it ?
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Hey guys i just stripped my motor down to a bare block, It's a stock iron block but I want to hold on to it for now , around what price will it cost or a machine shop check it out and see if it can be saved , test it hone and bore it ?
Probably whatever their shop minimum is to check it out.
I wouldn't hone or bore it until you have the pistons you will use in it.
That way the bore clearance can be set exactly instead of ballpark.
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Hey guys i just stripped my motor down to a bare block, It's a stock iron block but I want to hold on to it for now , around what price will it cost or a machine shop check it out and see if it can be saved , test it hone and bore it ?
I dropped my block off yesterday, to my neighbor (  ) shouldn't be no more then 2 or 3 hundred at the very very most. If your block is clean all they have to do is mic it an check for warp/cracks...
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I'm gonna order .30 pistons , and have the block cleaned, checked, and assembled for a backup block
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I'm gonna order .30 pistons , and have the block cleaned, checked, and assembled for a backup block
Did you check the cylinders? .30 may be to small... Or you may not even need .30

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An you need to check the top middle an bottom or every cylinder. While you have apart check the line bore also.
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Yea I'll check it out , now the rods and crank look brand new lol but there 18 years old,
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Yea I'll check it out , now the rods and crank look brand new lol but there 18 years old,
Once I talk to my machinist I'll let you know exactly but you can machine your crank journals so that they spin at a slower speed resulting in less stress/ wear on you mains...
I'll be talking to him in the next couple days....
If your going to build it you might as well do it right ya know..
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O definitely , do it right the first time !!!
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Once I talk to my machinist I'll let you know exactly but you can machine your crank journals so that they spin at a slower speed resulting in less stress/ wear on you mains...
That's impossible.
RPM is RPM regardless of the diameter.


Have it micro-polished, make sure the bearing journals are all properly radiused and the oiling holes properly chamfered.
If the crank is worth it you can also have it knife edged and lightened so it spins easier and faster.
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Ok sweet, I'm not in a rush to
Get it done I just finished my new motor and actually headed to the shop now to take some new pics, I hope Friday it'll be done !!
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Ok sweet, I'm not in a rush to
Get it done I just finished my new motor and actually headed to the shop now to take some new pics, I hope Friday it'll be done !!
Can't wait to see you get it done and see how it performs.
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