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Old 05-11-2004, 06:49 PM
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Engine Machining Process

Could someone explain the engine block machining process to me so that I will not sound completely stupid when I walk into the local machine shop?

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Old 05-11-2004, 07:17 PM
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Hello.
I just had mine done.
You will probably want the block hot tanked and washed so its nice and clean. If the cylinders are bad you will want them bored out. Usually 030 thousandths, but it depends on if it was bored before or if its in need of more than 030. Have the block checked to see it needs decked. That is so the top of the motor is straight and square.
Have them put new freeze plugs in it and install new cam bearings.
Mine cost 318 bucks. Its pretty cheap around here to have machining done. HG
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the info. All info is good info when learning. I will be having a 350 done.
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:52 PM
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You might want to have the main caps line honed ot checked to make sure they are straight.
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Old 05-14-2004, 05:17 AM
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oven cleaner works as a good hot-tank in a can. I got that from a Car Craft magazine.
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Old 05-14-2004, 07:37 AM
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dont forget to take your heads with you .. you would probably like to get them ported and polished.. that would make any man smile..
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first thing is you need to know that your' gonna be droppin about two hundred dollars maybe three if your crank needs turning. so you should see if they take cash check or credit card
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Hey,

One thing you don't want to do is walk in and start talking like you're the expert while actually you are only repeating some terms you heard on the forum

Best be honest and tell them you are not so experienced, ask their advice. Do shop around though, some may try to take advantage of you.

But the worst thing you can do is start talking like you're the expert - sooner or later you will make a mistake and look WAY more stupid than you would admitting you are inexperienced.
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Yeah, we LOVE it when guys do that. They get our SPECIAL attention!



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Do yourself a huge favor and go to the book store, or library and get a book on rebuilding engines....knowledge is king:


Or leaf through your summit racing catalog....yoou do have a summit racing catalog, right?
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