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Old 03-29-2007, 09:34   #1 (permalink)
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302 problems need advice!!

I have a 1968 302 that i have just pulled out of my 1967 mustang and tore down. When i tore the block down I found out that who ever had this motor befour had done a rebuild on it and bored it 0.040 over but they didnt hone out the cylinders right and the rings on the pistons were broke so the motor didnt have any compression. So what I am faced with now is either to bore the block 0.060 over so I could rebuild it or go out and find a new block. But the only problem that I can think of is can I bore my 302 0.060 over safely with out any problems?

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Old 03-30-2007, 07:42   #2 (permalink)
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Well you can if you have plans of perfect oil changes/upkeep and never thrashing it

the rule of thumb i was always taught was 30thou was safe, after that was tightarse territory, with the obvious risks.

someone else will certainly dispute my advice, but at the end of the day, its your call.

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Well you can if you have plans of perfect oil changes/upkeep and never thrashing it

the rule of thumb i was always taught was 30thou was safe, after that was tightarse territory, with the obvious risks.

someone else will certainly dispute my advice, but at the end of the day, its your call.

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I wont dispute it lol. Another option though is to have the block sleeved if you are intent on using it. They can sleeve it right back down to factory specs if you wish.
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