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Author Topic:   350 block
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted September 26, 2005 07:27 PM  
i have a crack in the #5 cylinder,just wondering what everyone thinks about sleving the cylinder.ty

Winland Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted September 26, 2005 09:56 PM  
I assume you verified the crack with a compression test? I thought I had a crack in my cylinder and come to find out it was a scratch and the machine shop was able to hone it out. The machinist told me if it is strait then it is probably a scratch, apparently cracks are crooked??

Winland Racing

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 205
posted September 27, 2005 02:20 AM  
when done properly it will have no negative effect on anything. if anything it will end up being way stronger that the originals. do you see many issues with the sleeves in an aluminum block..? not usually, well, its about the same difference.. if ya need it, dont hesitate havin one stuffed in if done by a trustworthy person.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted September 27, 2005 08:20 AM  
I'd sleeve it. A friend of mine has a crack in his and it was sleeved several races ago and hasn't had any problems.

[This message has been edited by NJantz (edited September 27, 2005).]

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted September 27, 2005 11:17 AM  
If its done right theres no problem. There should be a step left at the bottom of the bore for the sleeve to register against that will lock it in at the bottom and the head and gasket will lock it in at the top. We have a block with 2 sleeves in it and youd never know it.

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