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Old 05-16-2003, 12:37 AM
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Post is it just me or is this an unsafe engine fix?

I dunno if I would trust this kinda repair

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it may work, how about you buy a pack and weld something and let me know, maybe i'll borrow a few from you.mike
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well I don't wanna do it, personally I'd just buy the new block. Just sounds a little to CHEAP.
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Been done since engines were invented. Takes a lot of practice, best to take your block or heads to a crusty old-timer who does it all the time but these repairs are very reliable when done well. My dad had a '60 Chevy pickup that lost a valve head which took out the whole top of the combustion chamber. He had it rebuilt by an old welder and it ran another 60,000 mi. Granted if you have a damaged SBC get a new one but for some old rare pieces that can't be replaced, you have no other alternative.
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Like he said, done all the time. Probably not done on newer automobiles much. We tend to just crush them and get new ones. I fix locomotives. I can not just call Summit or Jeg's and order up a crate motor if a block gets cracked. For that matter, most of the time, I can't even remove the prime mover from the loco to do the repair (that would be too expensive and management would throw a fit). So you do what you have to do. Un less it re-cracks you would never know the difference.
That said, I would not do this to a race engine. Just a reliability thing. The block repairs do tend to crack.
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Old 05-16-2003, 04:31 PM
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HotrodLincoln, I'm with you, I work on offshore oil rigs & the whole world revolves around EMD's & 752 Traction motors.

As far as it goes, I'd trust that weld, mostly depending on where the "Window" was knocked.

If you do alot of shopping at Hot Rod swapmeets & Drag racing events, you will run across a bunch of wonderful looking ultra high Horsepower engines that have only been "Windowed" once or twice. Alot of these pro race engine blocks have to be repaired, just think that if you had just bought a $30k engine block & had a rod go through it, wouldn't you try to get it fixed & not just throw it away because it has a hole in it.
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