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Speed Racer X
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 02, 2005 08:02 PM  
SBC 400. Two of the clinders won't clean up at .030. What is the general consensus on Seeving Cylinders on a race engine? Thanks in advance!

ctfarm
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Total posts: 206
posted February 02, 2005 09:03 PM  
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Originally posted by Speed Racer X:
SBC 400. Two of the clinders won't clean up at .030. What is the general consensus on Seeving Cylinders on a race engine? Thanks in advance!

Sleeving around here is quite pricey,if thats your only alturnitive,you won't have problems.

NJantz
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Total posts: 755
posted February 03, 2005 06:36 AM  
I've heard of people sleeving them with cracks in the cylinder wall. I think the more scarce the blocks get, the more you'll see it done. If you have an issue of the cylinders just not cleaning up, I'd do it if it was cost effective.

rrrrick
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Total posts: 192
posted February 03, 2005 07:40 AM  
I have a 400 with a two sleeves, it works well one sleeve is two seasons old, one new for last season.


sixwillwin
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Total posts: 493
posted February 03, 2005 01:37 PM  
I also have a 400 block with one sleeve, it has been sleeved for 3 years now, no problems, if I remember right the cost wasnt too bad, I think around $80-$100 or so.

rfb320
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted February 03, 2005 08:55 PM  
I myself have sleeved many blocks with out a problem, like anything else if it is done right you won't have a problem.

hughes
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Total posts: 194
posted February 15, 2005 09:03 PM  
I would be careful to not get them to hot with sleeves. I have seen the sleeve distort and freeze/ lock the piston up in the hole when they get up to 240 plus.

wfoondirt
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Total posts: 505
posted February 16, 2005 07:37 AM  
Some engine builders don't like to sleeve adjoining cylinders, especially in the 400 blocks. I have ran sleeved blocks in the past and have had no problems.

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