That is not a true wet sleeve repair. That block can be repaired with a common 1/8" or 5/32" repair sleeve. The remainder of the old cylinder will stabilize the repair sleeve.
A somewhat common sleeve job. Tho not reccommended for an extreme horsepower engine ( supercharged, nitrous etc). It would be fine for the average street/strip hi perf engine. I have several left hand turn engines out there with sleeved blocks to repair that kind of failure.
It is like this.. Repair the block that you already have many $$$$$ into. Or pay for all the special work on a new core. Or possibly a numbers matching un replaceable block. I have a customers 455 Pontiac block that is presently getting two sleeves for similar repair.
And by the way. Those common 350 blocks are getting rare and expensive around here and this area is where the vast majority of them were originally produced.
Last edited by BOBCRMAN@aol.com; 10-04-2012 at 06:44 AM.