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smblk t-bolt
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posted 12-04-2002 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for smblk t-bolt   Click Here to Email smblk t-bolt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
PLEASE tell me I didnt screw up!I deburred the block(351w) and have been working on cleaning up the crank.I happened to be looking at my rods and though" man, those are ugly big uneven lines down the center of my rods, maybe I should deburr them too" so I started on my merry way but about 3 rods into it I thought "wait, these take a lot more stress than anything else....maybe I should just leave them be". what I've done so far is used my dremel with a carbide bit to knock the ridge down to roughly even with the rest of the rod, and then used a stone bit to smooth it out so theres no sharp edges(just along the beam of the rod down to the top of the cap)they look good, but have I killed them or made a time bomb?Is there anything you can do to a rod while cleaning them up(like grinding against the grain)that will weaken them(short of taking away to much metal)
PS: I know someone will say "great, now magnuflux and shot peen them" but all I really want to know is are they now weaker than stock?

ron(who should think before he grinds)

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Mario428
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posted 12-04-2002 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mario428   Click Here to Email Mario428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably not ruined unless you have dug under the main surface of the rod. What you have to do now is find a belt sander with a semi flexible wheel that the belt rides on. Sand the rod lengthwise to get the surface clean and flat.
Grinding the beam is a good thing, your choice of tools left a little to be desired.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-04-2002 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now you've been moving metal around you'll want to get everything balanced, too.

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smblk t-bolt
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posted 12-04-2002 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for smblk t-bolt   Click Here to Email smblk t-bolt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the things you'll do to kill those cold winter nights(that dont cost anything but time.. )the whole works goes in for balancing in the new year.I was just more curious if the was anything you shouldnt do...just being paranoid.thanx for the replies

ron
64 fairlane
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-05-2002 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spotted this thread and thought you might find it helpful:

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/001787.html

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bfxcomet
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posted 12-05-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron, call me, I have some flex wheels for your die grinder.
Roger

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smblk t-bolt
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posted 12-05-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for smblk t-bolt   Click Here to Email smblk t-bolt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanx for steering me to the old thread, steve.tried to find something like that through a search here but nothing relative came up.greatly appreciated.
roger,you still up to making those adapters?I see theres a place on-line that sells them, but their expensive..wait, not that expensive!I'll be pulling the motor as soon as the adapters are made so I can dummy up the block in the car to see how it fits.then you can have it if you still want it.by the way, remember you were asking me a while back for a 289 crank and i told you all i had was a 302?well, took a closer look and that motor is a 66 289..in pretty good shape too.lets go for a bean one of these evenings.

ron

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posted 12-06-2002 01:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron, on Monday I write my english final, so I'll have some free time after then.
Also I sold my truck.
Roger

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