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Author Topic:   rebuild question
posted January 01, 2004 05:33 PM
Always had machine shop do all of my work. Some others and I are going to start doing our own work and are curious about a standard rebuild. Nothing wrong with engine just has quite a few nights on it and just freshening it. Do I have to do anything besides just break the glaze before installing new rings? If so what is the best method. Have rebuilt several engines for the street and just used a flex hone. Worked fine in them. Didnt know about a race engine. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

posted January 01, 2004 05:54 PM
thats all i ever use on mine and i even run std bores just clean um up and get a $75 re ring kit from midwest motorsports

posted January 01, 2004 06:02 PM
If you have no bore wear and honing is not required, then DO NOT use a glaze break hone if you are using molly ring's. If your block was originally finished for molly ring's, you will want to retain a smooth bore finish.


posted January 02, 2004 09:50 PM
Thanks for the replys. I am running moly rings and shouldnt need to hone then. Much appreciated.

posted February 22, 2004 10:36 PM
how do you verify you don't have any bore wear. Is it common to have worn rings but little or no wear on the block bore itself using molly rings... I'm currently using 1/16 je rings with 1500 laps on them....

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