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nash
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posted 12-13-2002 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am dissasmebling my 289 for a complete rebuild and have a question about the sequence. I am down to the crank, rods, pistons and cam stage. The book I am following mentions to get a ridge reamer and take the ridge of the cylinders before taking the pistons out. Can I take out the crank and then remove them out the bottom? I doubt that I will reuse the pistons and i don't want to mess up the cylinders with the ridge reamer as I have never used one before.
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posted 12-13-2002 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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nash
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posted 12-13-2002 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any tips or advice on using the ridge reamer?

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nash
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posted 12-13-2002 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any tips then on using the ridge reamer?

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 12-13-2002 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You dont need one if you're not going to reuse your pistons. What book are you using?

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johnmustang
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posted 12-13-2002 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASH ,

The best advice I can give you is , take you motor the way it is , and , let the machine shop finish the disassembly of it. That is what I did with mine , when they were finished with it I picked up the block and heads , and , then reassembled the motor. Take your time doing it and double check your torques , and , make sure that everything is torqued down in proper sequence. The one real good piece of advice I can give you is , make sure you have a very good quality ring compresser. It is a real pain in the a$$ when you have one piston to go and the compresser pooches on you and it is a sunday , you can,t buy , beg , borrow or steal one.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 12-13-2002 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nash:

[B] The book I am following mentions to get a ridge reamer and take the ridge of the cylinders before taking the pistons out. /B]


Nash,
I'd say if you don't have a serious lip that you can 'catch' with your fingernail, you probably don't even need to use the ridge reamer. Even if there is a small ridge, if you don't plan to re-use the pistons anyway, you probably could simply (1) remove the crank, (2) replace the rod cap on the rods, (3) and then tap on them with a wooden block to push the piston/rod assembly out the top of the block.

Just my 2 cents,,,
Ryan

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