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Old 10-17-2002, 01:35 PM
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Question align boring?

Hey Crew.
Whats all involved in getting a block align bored? Im looking at a block to buy, but it had a spun bearing, so I was told it will need this. Whats the cost?

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It's pretty straight forward. A lot of shops align hone now, quicker and takes less metal out. Basically the main caps are ground on the mating surfaces and then the main holes are bored/honed back to standard size.Price would depend on the shops in your area that do it. One side effect is that it reduces the center to center of the crank and cam so the cam needs to be degreed and if it's been done before can create a lot of chain play, requiring geardrive.
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Old 10-17-2002, 05:14 PM
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I would be extremely carful on this. I once bought a block that had a spun bearing I did not notice. IT COULD NOT BE REPAIRED! If the bearing wear is side to side at all the journal has to have an insert installed to be repaired and few machine shops can do this. It will cost you more than finding a better block unless it is aftermarket or something very special.

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Old 10-17-2002, 05:34 PM
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we get $150.00 to line bore a block with stock main caps, line hone is better, if the caps are discolored black or blue forget it. most spun main blocks aren't worth it unless its special no. or rare or your going to 4-bolt cap it anyway.
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