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Old 05-25-2012, 11:39 AM
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Need help on a block

Hello all,
I have a block that I am wanting to use on a project that I'm working on. I got the block from a friend and he slung a rod thru the oil pan. To make a long story short there is a chip in one of the cylinder walls very low on the cylinder where the rod made contact when it let go. I don't know if there are any cracks because it hasn't been to the machine shop yet. I just want to know if it will be worth taking it to the shop to get worked on or find another block.

Thanks for any help
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What kind of block? Some are "worth" repairs, others are easier to replace. A pic of the damage would help, too.

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Take it to the machine shop and have them magnaflux it. If it's not cracked and not in the ring travel area they can deburr it. I had a 350 with a nearly identical chunk missing and once it was cleaned up I rebuilt the engine and drove it for 10 years before I sold the truck I put it in.
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There is a picture, its a 350 block don't know if its anything special or not.
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Thanks for the info, it looks like it will be ok to use I just wanted to get some feedback from someone before I take it to the machine shop.

Thanks again.
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The machine shop is the only one who can really tell you if it's good or not. Take it to them and they will give you a yea or nay.
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Just for the heck of it, post the casting numbers

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There is a picture, its a 350 block don't know if its anything special or not.
Look on the driver's side rear pad just in front of where the trans bolts up. Post the numbers. There may be another set of numbers stamped on the pad on the passenger's side top front of block. If the block has been resurfaced, they may not be there. But at least you can identify what it is. Is it two bolt or 4 bolt?

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Take it to the machine shop and have it checked for cracks. If OK you can have a sleeve installed in that cylinder for peace of mind. I have had blocks sleeved before and haven't had any problems.
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