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Old 07-14-2005, 09:25 PM
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to scrap or not to scrap that is the question......

i have a nice lookin sbc 400... k this is the problem.. while gettin it magnifluxed... we found a crack in a cylinder.. it doesnt go real far down but it does go to the steam hole... now this is the question.. is this junk or can i sleeve it... is it even worth sleeving.. i know how hard 400s are to get these days.. i just dont know what i want to do..... any suggestions.. thanks

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Old 07-15-2005, 09:38 AM
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I have salvaged these blocks many times. A thin wall sleeve (3/32) with Goodsons white sleeve glue. Then plug the steam hole with an irontite plug, re drill the steam hole and chamfer the edge. Deck the block to spec and you will have no trouble with it in a street/mild race use.
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