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Project Red Cent

Discussion in 'Diesel Conversion Forum' started by F350camper, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. F350camper

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    I guess we will never know for sure. But its certainly possible. Especially if the gap between the head and the block was much worse in low temps.

    Well, I think the next thing to do is pluck the block out of the engine bay. I'd want to do that no matter which path I choose.

    But I'm thinking, maybe I look at the crank, and if it looks like I could get away with just new shells, maybe I source another block and try to build her back up. Looks like heads are easy to find. This truck is just a fun daily, so it doesn't have to be absolutely dead nuts bullet proof. So with my rotating mass, maybe I can patch something decent together for a cost I can live with and get a few more years out of it.
     
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    in all seriousness couldn't a machine shop resurface that if it were welded properly?
     
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    Probably, but at this point I really dont think I want to throw any money at this particular block.
    upon further examination, looks like all 4 holes have been sleeved, and the sleeve in #2 is standing about 2 razor blades proud. the others are flat. so I really dont know what I have here...
     

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