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Old 06-01-2013, 09:27 PM
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Has this engine been bored out?

Can you tell by looking at the picture if this engine has been bored? I thought that pistons typically have the overbore stamped in the top. Maybe I'm wrong or this engine is still all stock? Not all the pistons have markings on them.


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This is a 350 out of a 74 vette that is going in my 64 Impala. I had it in another vehicle but am not going to be driving it anymore. It's a good runner and I wanted to clean it up and put a new gasket set in it before it goes in its new home.

All the master gasket kits I've looked at (Fel pro and Mr. Gasket) don't seem to list what the overbore is if any.

It's been a good ten years since I've done any engine work. I could use any recommendations. I'm getting rusty at this stuff.

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use an inside micrometer
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That would probably be the easiest but it isn't something that I own.

I could maybe ask one of the guys at work that does machine work at home.
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If you are just wanting to know the bore size for the head gaskets, just measure (with a tape measure) the bore diameter of the old head gasket.
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mic it for an exact reading!! sometimes the best money and time spent is going to buy tools to do it right!! and learn!! so many Q&A's about wasting top guys time! we like to help and answer! but you have a guy that does it out of his garage!! hit him up!!
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OK, here's the bottom line. If you're gonna fiddle with motors, you need some way to measure stuff. The very first tool all of you yayhoos out there should have is a 6 inch dial caliper. You can do everything with it, inside, outside, depth. On ebay, you should expect to pay about $80 if you are bidding on a Mitutoyo, Starrett or Brown & Sharpe caliper (used, but in good condition). There is Chinese junk on ebay also. You get what you pay for.

I have high-quality measuring tools that I have owned for decades and they still give me the correct value every time.
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Now that you mention it I do have a dial caliper. I haven't used it in a while and forgot I had it. I just thought there was an easy way by looking at the pistons to tell if they were over sized aftermarket or stock.

As far as techinspector, you know you don't have to call someone a yayhoo or whatever you want to call people that YOU don't think they know as much as you. You probably do know more about this stuff than me. Btw, thanks for the advise minus the attitude.
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my mic is a central tool company piece,bought it 30 years ago.I also have a vernier I use for quick measurements,it was quite reasonable price.I use the vernier for quick measurements.
My machinist(old German) wont let anyone touch his measuring tools,not sure what they are ,but he measures everything to .0001s. We always check his work with a ruler,,,,,
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us grumpy guys

Some times us old guys get grumpy when someone is new on the forum and doesn't use the search, google, etc. You kids are supposed to be computer experts.

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whos an old guy?,,,

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Some times us old guys get grumpy when you someone is new on the forum and doesn't use the search, google, etc. You kids are supposed to be computer experts.
If we ever grow up and quit trying to apply 500 plus horse power to street tires in old cars.
we are not really grumpy,probably just hungry/sleepy/or,,,,,?

wanna see grumpy? try talking to Harvey Resnick at his shop and make a suggestion, or Buck Kinneys shop and ask him if its true what John Lingenfelter said about him?
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rebuild shop ?

I've used one shop for a few rebuild -machine work. If the engine is clean he will poke one hole with a dial bore gage for free to tell me what he thinks.
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As far as techinspector, you know you don't have to call someone a yayhoo or whatever you want to call people that YOU don't think they know as much as you. You probably do know more about this stuff than me. Btw, thanks for the advise minus the attitude.
Oh Gosh! I'm sorry that I can't be there to read you a bedtime story at sleepy-time and tuck you in.
Everybody out there is a yayhoo and you are no exception. Suck it up.
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Tech...I think it's "Yahoo"....and I've been called worse.....
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Tech...I think it's "Yahoo"....and I've been called worse.....
I'll explain my reasoning.....
Yahoo is pronounced ahh-who. That's not what I mean.
Yayhoo is pronounced with a long A...like cheering for a team...Yay...hoo.

And yes, I've been called worse also. Thanks Poncho.
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Try cleaning the piston tops, look for an oversize marking, like an .030 stamped on it.
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