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Old 08-16-2012, 02:39 PM
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Prostcelica, I don't have any idea of the money you have spent so far on your rebuild. I was in the same situation as you with my block but not quite as far off. I kept thinking of what's going to happen if I put it together like this. As was suggested you could use 2 different size head gaskets. One would have to be a steel shim gasket to = .053 and the other needs to be .032 thick to = .053 thickness. If the crank center-line is off how is that going to affect how long your engine last. Like I said I had the block decked, the block drilled for (3) new 4 bolt main caps and align bored and honed. I also had him hone my block again while he had it. Then had it dipped for cleaning after the machine work was done. The machine shop charged me $500 which I thought was a really good deal. I would call and check the price to deck it and align bore it for peace of mind.
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