Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - A good engine for a beginner to rebuild?
View Single Post
Old 10-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #26
felixthecat
w/ my magic bag
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: The Jet city, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 21,533
Points 22,990, Level 93
Points: 22,990, Level: 93 Points: 22,990, Level: 93 Points: 22,990, Level: 93
Level Up 64% Completed
Level up: 64% Level up: 64% Level up: 64%
Forum Activity 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
FF Reputation: 78 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by marbleheadjimmy View Post
In an effort to sound as noobish a possible, is it mandatory to remachine the block no matter what? Will every used block have to be remachined, or is it just down to whether or not the cylinders are scored/damaged/different bores? I don't want to go so cheap that all the effort goes for nought. Just curious if it's something that is a requirement no matter what the situation.
The manchine shop will check the cylinders for wear. All blocks are going to have a tapered wear= where the rings ride up & down in the cylinders, so more than others. To do it right you'd want the machine shop to figure out if it just needs a cleanup hone or bore & hone & oversize pistons & rings. Then you'd want them to resize the rods & hang & align the pistons unless you have floating pins. For a basic small block chevy kit it'll come w/ cast pistons,rings, bearings= rod/main, oil pump & a true roller chain. Then the machinst w/ say like= You need a .030 over pistons & .010 under mains or rods or both. Then you order the correct clearence sizes. Then the fun begins, grab a plastic gauge kit.
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bigger brakes then you- D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is online now  
    Reply With Quote