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Author Topic:   how to repair this ?
Dirt Newbie

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posted March 24, 2005 10:09 AM  
was clearancing block for 3.750 stroke and h beam rods and got into water jacket. what is best way to repair, weld, epoxy, hard block ?

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posted March 24, 2005 10:20 AM           send a private message to urd   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
call a marine shop

they sell a cast iron repair. I used it one a big stroke motor that needed clearance into all the water jackets.

Dirt Maniac

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posted March 24, 2005 06:32 PM  
I watched a fellow racer do the same thing and he fixed it with JB weld, it worked but I personally wouldn't do it.

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posted March 24, 2005 07:56 PM  
weld it with nickel rod...or braise it

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posted March 24, 2005 08:17 PM           send a private message to nailngoracing   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
If you weld it you need to re machine it

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posted March 24, 2005 11:43 PM  
I assume this is a 400 block and getting hard to find. Has is been bored yet? If not I would fill the block with HARD BLOCK, don't fill it all the way.....knock out the soft plugs and fill to the bottom of the plugs..... then bore and hone with torque plates. You will NOT have a heat problem, all the heat is on top the pistons and only the skirts of the pistons get this far down the cylinder...... We have a block that is set-up this way...... aluminum rods that swing into the water everywhere....and only 2 or 3 bolts on each pan rail.....

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