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Old 05-10-2004, 03:32   #1 (permalink)
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060 over cleveland block what do i do?

i have recently discovered that the engine in my XC falcon is 60thou over and would like to know if it is possible to save the block, in another thread there was talk of sleeving the bore, is this possible? if so is it worthwhile?
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Re: 060 over cleveland block what do i do?

Personaly Id ditch it and try for a std bore and start again.
Sleeving costs a lot and in my way of thinking that money can be spent elsewhere.
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Re: 060 over cleveland block what do i do?

I agree with Barman5. 351 and 302 blocks are the same and you can pick up standard bore ones for bugger all!. If your building a hottie try for a "black" block from a XD-E because they are meant to be strongest.
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Re: 060 over cleveland block what do i do?

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i have recently discovered that the engine in my XC falcon is 60thou over and would like to know if it is possible to save the block, in another thread there was talk of sleeving the bore, is this possible? if so is it worthwhile?
Best to go with what Barman5 and Nod have said. From memory a sleeve is around $100 per cyl. Which definately ain't worth it. It does strengthen the block though.

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Re: 060 over cleveland block what do i do?

I scored a nice fresh bare block from a wreckers for $80!

Hunt around for a good deal.
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Re: 060 over cleveland block what do i do?

If it's the original block put it aside to retain originality. Then rebuild another.
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I agree, there is definitely nothing wrong with sleeving the block (top fuellers do this) but for the money, just get another good block.
I was quoted around $200 for 1 sleeve, including all machining, i searched for another and ended up picking up a 4 bolt block with crank, rods for $300.
I sold the 4MA crank for $250, the rods for $100, and ended up with a virgin 4 bolter to use in my XB, laughed all the way home.
The bargains are out there......
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Re: 060 over cleveland block what do i do?

I am in the same boat ... but I have a genuine Boss / HO ( Mustang ) block. I will probably get it sleeved because of the originality.
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Re: 060 over cleveland block what do i do?

How can you tell if a block hasn't been machined before?
Any obvious signs?
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How can you tell if a block hasn't been machined before?
Any obvious signs?
You measure the bore.

or you look for standard pistons. They have two valve reliefs and a notch that faces towards the front. They will also have numbers stamped on the them.
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