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1trickpony
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From: Escondido, Ca
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 03-13-2003 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1trickpony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys,

It has been awhile since I have posted and for that I apologize. There has been a ton of things that have fallen into my lap for me to deal with. Amongst those, and the one that pertains here, is that my engine is out of my car and it looks like I am on a hunt for a new block and a set of pistons and rings.

It turns out that my waiting to replace my old EB Perf 390 intake was a bad idea. The aluminum on 2 of the water passages( both back cylinders) eroded away and caused my head gaskets to go. Well, there was a bit of metal transfer from the pistons expanding and the block is already at 60 over.

When it first happened and the intake was removed the erosion was found. Well, I put a new 390 RPM on it at that time but it appears that the head gaskets were already blown.

Soo... thats what is up with me. Anyone have any ideas/input with what I could do? The block will be going to a shop to be taken down to see if it is salvagable at all. I would like to try and get away with a hone if I could and just replace the pistons and rings since I have this block all prepped with the oil passage mods etc. I would not want to have to have all that work done all over again if I don't have to.

Dave

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 03-13-2003 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 1trickpony:
It turns out that my waiting to replace my old EB Perf 390 intake was a bad idea. The aluminum on 2 of the water passages( both back cylinders) eroded away and caused my head gaskets to go. Well, there was a bit of metal transfer from the pistons expanding and the block is already at 60 over.

When it first happened and the intake was removed the erosion was found. Well, I put a new 390 RPM on it at that time but it appears that the head gaskets were already blown.

Soo... thats what is up with me. Anyone have any ideas/input with what I could do? The block will be going to a shop to be taken down to see if it is salvagable at all. I would like to try and get away with a hone if I could and just replace the pistons and rings since I have this block all prepped with the oil passage mods etc. I would not want to have to have all that work done all over again if I don't have to.


Sorry to hear that, Dave. The dial bore will tell the tale. I think Alex has mentioned before that he has bored FE blocks more than .060" so all may not be lost.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-13-2003 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No input but sorry to hear that about your car.

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1trickpony
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From: Escondido, Ca
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 03-19-2003 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1trickpony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here is an update...

I am going to replace the block.
This is where I need some help. See, I am originally from Detroit. All of my connections are back there as far as parts and "guys I can trust to work on my engine".
Now that I am out here in So.Cali I am in the dark as far as where to look for a block and a machine shop that is competant. I am going to have to find a guy that is familiar enough with FE's that he can do all the mods I am going to require.

Anyone in the S.D. area able to point me in the right direction?


Dave

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