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Old 03-22-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Bringing my 351w to the shop

With this being my first build, I don't want to go into a shop not knowing exactly what to tell them I want done to it. What are things I need to get done? Honed and bored, balanced, magnafluxed etc

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Mind you I'm still learning how to rebuild so if my questions sound like something that should be common sense, it's all new to me
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With this being my first build, I don't want to go into a shop not knowing exactly what to tell them I want done to it. What are things I need to get done? Honed and bored, balanced, magnafluxed etc

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Mind you I'm still learning how to rebuild so if my questions sound like something that should be common sense, it's all new to me
I will take a shot at this, I am sure there are others that know more

Boring and honing are basically the same thing
Boring just takes out more material at a time.

So You have to answer some questions first

Do you already have over sized pistons or you did not pick out them out yet?

Do you already have a reground crank?

What Cam and grind do you have?

If yes to either of these then you will need to let them know.

Have it hot dipped and magna fluxed to see if there are any cracks.

Are you also doing the heads?

With some patients, time an air grinder and some machine blue you can do a pretty good porting and polishing yourself to the heads and block.

Let us know so we can help ya some more.
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Ok not an expert either but, I'd have it cleaned and magnafluxed before spending any more cash right off the bat on the block.

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And boring makes for a larger piston than stock. Honing will make it smooth and ready for the original sized piston that was in the block.
Other than that, I have not been down that road yet, but soon to do so.
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I don't have any heads cam or anything picked out yet. I only have just a block starting literally from scratch. It's standard bore right now with no apparent cracks which is why I want it magnafluxed so I can know if I can keep the standard bore instead of going over.
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I don't have any heads cam or anything picked out yet. I only have just a block starting literally from scratch. It's standard bore right now with no apparent cracks which is why I want it magnafluxed so I can know if I can keep the standard bore instead of going over.
Now you got it. Standard bore most likely is gone bring it 10 over have them do the crank and tell you what bearings are needed along with the Cam bearings. The rest of it you can do yourself with a little time and patients.
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Have The machine shop install the cam bearings and cam plug along with the "freeze" plugs. Will save you a lot time AMD aggravation
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Have The machine shop install the cam bearings and cam plug along with the "freeze" plugs. Will save you a lot time AMD aggravation
Forgot about that it is so much easier for them to do it then you trying to figure out how to do it.
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Freeze plugs arent that bad really bit the bearings i would have them put those in
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Use brass plugs, they will never corrode.
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