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Old 04-15-2004, 11:16 PM
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cleaning cyl out from gasket stuff

ok well i took the heads off my SBC and lots of stuff fell into the cyl's. how do i get it all out and clean before i put the new heads on. i was thinking of pulling each piston out 1 at a time and cleaning it and the cyl really good and re install but if theres any ridge at the top the cyl i would rather not risk breaking a ring. anyone got some ideas?

could prolly blow it all out with a air compresser but i aint got one. so many damn tools i gota get

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:19 PM
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Vacuum cleaner. Compressed air is good too.
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compressed air

what i have doen when I didn't have the compressor where I was working is use one of those small tanks that hold air and put a hose on that, then take it somewhere to fill it up might have to go a couple of times then just put your blow gun on the hose and blow it out make sure to get real good aound the piston.
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Spin the engine stand upside down and use a can of compressed air.
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You could use a shop vac to suck the majority of the debris out and keep it form entering the lifter galley and other cyls. Then blow it out with whatever air source you can get your hands on.
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