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Bloody hell, what happened here? Look closely between 5 and 7 ..... a pit about 3mm deep between the cylinders .. can anything be done to save it? (mech says not .. )
 

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Closeup please?
From the initial thoughts though..it's toast mate!
Would have to work it out, but taking 3mm off the deck would give the compression a "slight" bump....:-D

Martin
 

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Cylinder blew out I saw one just like it on Kinsington the other day that SUCKS!!:crybaby2:
Sorry but I think your out of luck...
 

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It is possible that a good machine/engineering shop could 'spray' aluminium into the damaged area then machine both faces true, I said possible rather than probable! I had metal sprsyed onto a 1947 Bentley crankshaft with excellent results!
 

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blocks are so readily available I wouldn;t screw with it. If you are goinna keep the rig pick up another block or engine and rebuild. However I can;t not imagine any instance where you would not have had symptoms to alert you to impending disaster.
 

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blocks are so readily available I wouldn;t screw with it. If you are goinna keep the rig pick up another block or engine and rebuild. However I can;t not imagine any instance where you would not have had symptoms to alert you to impending disaster.
Well, I agree with that, except to say that Julian used to run as sweet as a nut (as they say somewhere).

I had collected him for an a/c service, driving like granddad and all of a sudden a very loud sound like pre ignition or a bag of bolts rattling around in the engine. Backed off the throttle and sound went away.

As if whatever had been used to fill the pit had dislodged itself ..... however, no scratches on the piston, so who knows.

Mech looking for another engine now. We get surplus imports from Japan and Germany here, allegedly low kms ....
 

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Closeup please?
From the initial thoughts though..it's toast mate!
Would have to work it out, but taking 3mm off the deck would give the compression a "slight" bump....:-D

Martin
Close up attached!

nasty lump missing.
 

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JACK'S GRANDAD
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Be a candidate for a top hat liner job, maybe.
All depends on how scarce the blocks are where you live I guess.....

Martin
 

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Good link Larry. I love me a bit of TIG welding:dance:

Martin
 
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