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  1. replicaracer43

    Disappointing TrickFlow news to report

    You dont actually have to weld with filler wire, just go around the seat "drawing circles" as long as you get enough heat to start melting the surface, it's all you need.
  2. replicaracer43

    Disappointing TrickFlow news to report

    Naaaa, dont mess with the exhaust seats, just cut in the bigger diameter intake seat, it will interlock, but just retouch the seat when your done. Easy peasy. I like to tig weld around the seat insert, they just fall out when they cool.
  3. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    I believe he is staying on the mild side, stock stroke, X heads, small hyd roller cam. More "cruiser" than "bruiser"
  4. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Yeah but it would be over $1000 to do all 8
  5. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Well, after cleaning the block, we decided to run a hone through the bores real quick to see if it will clean up with a additional .010...(at .030 over currently) . I am not sure you can see in the close up picture, but all the bores are heavily pitted, I dont have much confidence in ending up...
  6. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Yes sir, clean bill of health thankfully!
  7. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Depends, but on this one, it was done in a ampro thermal cleaning system.
  8. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Not a lot of progress, but that horribly filthy block is now clean!
  9. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    All that info is in the thread with pictures if you read from the beginning.
  10. replicaracer43

    [FOR SALE] W2 heads and intake

    Looks like LA exhaust pattern, early W2 had only stock pattern, later versions have both LA and W2. Got a picture of the ends of the heads? Do they have freeze plugs?
  11. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    If the hijacking doesn't stop, I am gonna be done updating this thread. Its ment to help a guy out, and be instructional, not for random members to argue.
  12. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Its really up to the owner to disclose that if he chooses. There IS a possibility that the seller was screwed over by the machine shop that did the work, and perhaps truly believed the engine to be as described. I really dont know.
  13. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Because it's more descriptive than "crap" But it's just it had a stone touched on the intake side, seats too wide, exhaust side the seat was not cut concentric, and they we leaking.
  14. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Sellers add stated "freshly rebuilt heads with hardened exhaust seats" yeaaaaaaa, not so much! Shitty valve job, no seat inserts, original Chrysler valves worn out.
  15. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Not usable in this block, and skirts heavily scuffed. Maybe they could be cleaned and the skirts coated, but there are way better options these days
  16. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    That's extremely generous of you, we will have to let the owner of the engine @Confusedcuda make those decisions.
  17. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Good advice for sure, although no breakin procedure would have made any difference on this poor thing. Garbage machine work, poor assembly, and leaving out galley plugs resulting in circulation of unfiltered oil, it never even stood a chance.
  18. replicaracer43

    LRT K member steering arm failure

    The scary part is any of us could line up next to garbage like this and potentially be caught up in a accident. Scary indeed. Garbage suspension execution for SURE
  19. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    From my experience, it seems more like it's the cap rather than the block. The blunt nose chisel works, but most of the time I find I can stick a different cap on the block and its tight. That would require caps that fit close to correct on the main bore, and then a line hone job however
  20. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    No real signs of cap walk, but the cap registers are a little looser than I like.
  21. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Next step is to thoroughly clean the block, and take some more measurements. The bottom end is absolutely hammered, it may need a line hone, and I'm pretty concerned with lifter bore wear, but we will wait and see
  22. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Dont expect any miracles in the cylinder heads either. Worn old original valves, guides have been replaced sometime in its life with a plain iron repair guide, and they are worn out. Valve job looks poor on exhaust especially
  23. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    Also the owner had just changed the oil, ran the engine maybe 5 minutes until pulling the engine. But sharp viewers will notice the engine never had the filter actually filtering anything.
  24. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    It has std King rod bearings, plain aluminum. It has std clevite 77 main bearings, forgot to check the date
  25. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    And boys and girls, just what do you spy wrong in THIS picture?
  26. replicaracer43

    The official FABO machinist/member collaboration, busted 340 thread

    And that tap was just left in the cam retainer plate, broken off. Nice. Cam bearings look like total shit too, but really, is anyone suprised at this point. I'm not
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