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rebore or resleeve ford 302

Posted: Thu 17 Apr 2014, 20:20
by chevy38
i am looking at purchasing a 1970 Ford Fairlane, but something is bothering me the gent had a engineering company strip the motor down and found 2 of the cylinders are pitted from standing for some time with water in them, according to what they told him the 2 cylinders will need to be resleeved :(
now what i want to know is this has anyone had a block resleeved or should i just rebore all 8 cylinders to next size, apparently the other 6 bores are still good
also any idea what sort of price i might be looking at :idea:

Re: rebore or resleeve ford 302

Posted: Fri 18 Apr 2014, 14:57
by ZA Perana
chevy38 wrote:i am looking at purchasing a 1970 Ford Fairlane, but something is bothering me the gent had a engineering company strip the motor down and found 2 of the cylinders are pitted from standing for some time with water in them, according to what they told him the 2 cylinders will need to be resleeved :(
now what i want to know is this has anyone had a block resleeved or should i just rebore all 8 cylinders to next size, apparently the other 6 bores are still good
also any idea what sort of price i might be looking at :idea:
In my opinion based on my knowledge resleeving may be a viable idea. Reboring, that's also doable but has the motor been rebored before?

Re: rebore or resleeve ford 302

Posted: Sat 19 Apr 2014, 09:30
by alvin chetty
I wouldn't recommend either. the old blocks tend to rust from the water jackets into the cylinder bore and re-sleeving will still create water seepage and problems. Best bet is to replace the block.

Re: rebore or resleeve ford 302

Posted: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 18:57
by chevy38
havent seen the block myself need to ask him to get out to see what the problem is