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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-05, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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351 fixable???

picked up this block for free..and didn't notice till i got it home the gaping hole..
my question is if the block is still salvageable..if i could just weld it or if i gotta take it somewhere to get it done

if the pics dont show and you think you could help i could email them to you with addy..

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-05, 07:49 PM
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Re: 351 fixable???

Hello there,
That hole is normal, it adds to oil return, etc.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-05, 09:06 PM
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Re: 351 fixable???

yeah . thats a factory fitted hole.

what a job that would have been. smashing holes in new engine blocks all day.

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OO...I was concerned cuz it looks like someone hammered a steak through it or something..sweet..!Thanks!
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Re: 351 fixable???

It's a very crude hole. The blocks that I've had both clevo and windsor have had them hacked out this way. Clean it up with a die grinder or something because I've actually had one crumble. Not a good thing to have a big chunck like that floating about.
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yah like i said looks like it was just punched through...but good idea
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