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Cylinder Pictures 14 years, 5 months ago #2790

Thought some of you might like to see these pictures. Frankly, I was scared to hone our block, so I researched quite a bit first. I wondered if the rings had worn grooves in the top of the block before we took the motor apart, so I called a couple of you and asked. I was told that they were not uncommon which made me wonder how many 0.001s I would have to remove to restore the bore. I now have the answer.

The upper part is the torque plate. All the bores started at least 0.001 tighter in X at the top than the bottom, and at least 0.001 tighter in Y at the bottom than the top. This kind of oval is difficult to hone out of the iron blocks but it cleaned up nicely here. Here's the problem, this hole is 0.007 over the piston, but it is nearly perfectly cylindrical (less than 0.0003). The following two picture show that the grooves are still present when the rest of the bore is at 0.003 over.

The block is now complete with all cylinders finished like the one above. The next step is to Nikasil the bores back to OE diameter which should give us a super long lasting block that might completely resist the wear patterns you see below.
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Last Edit: 14 years, 5 months ago by Karl @ ART.

Re:Cylinder Pictures 14 years, 5 months ago #2791

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Re:Cylinder Pictures 14 years, 5 months ago #2792

Note the ring groove at the bottom of the bore as well.
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Re:Cylinder Pictures 14 years, 5 months ago #2794

Neat pictures! I've heard the process to remove Alusil to bore the cylinders is a pain - how did you guys do it? I'm not aware of the difference between Alusil & Nikasil. I'd be sure they're interchangable before Nikasil'ing the cylinders. Thanks for the update!
Eric Kuhns

National Director Emeritus

2007, & 2008 National Champion
2011, 2012 2nd
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