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Old 05-17-2007, 10:01 AM
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Also keep in mind, there is no perfectly round cylinder. Even when a engine is honed with a head plate installed althought it does get it close. For a cylinder to be perfectly round there needs to be a even amount of metal around the cylinder, and in every small block that rolled off the line, none of them are, they will always be thicker or thinner on one side or the other due to core shift and the like. So when the engine is run and gets up to temp the cylinder is out of round, although like I said, it`s close. Some builders heat the block while honing the block with the head plate to simulate running conditions, and this will get it even closer. There has to be thousands of small blocks out there with out of round cylinders that were just honed with a hand hone. As long as the engine doesn`t have a excessive amount of blow by, I wouldn`t worry about it.
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