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Re: Looking for opinions/advice

To: David Councill <>
Subject: Re: Looking for opinions/advice
From: James Nazarian Jr <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:15:54 -0600
How would you recomend checking the journals then?


On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 02:29:41PM -0600, David Councill profoundly declared:
> Why would you think you would get flamed for this? You are almost right on. 
> I don't see having the calipers as prerequisite. But like you said, its 
> mostly labor and its not overly difficult. And you have the list resources. 
> Plus with an adequate supply of the right kind of beer, you might even be 
> able to find experienced listers nearby who could give you a hand.
> David
> At 02:21 PM 6/21/2001 -0600, James Nazarian Jr wrote:
> >I'm probably gonna get flamed for this, but if you have a set of calipers, 
> >and
> >you haven't blown the engine you can do it yourself.  In your favorite shop
> >manual you will be given the dimensions for the journals at original and at
> >all overbores.  It will also give you the tolerance.  Mic each journal on the
> >crank in at least three different places to see if they are within spec, 
> >do the
> >  same for the rods and the crank journals (on the block).  If they are 
> > all within
> >spec, replace the bearings and reassemble.  If there is doubt, give a machine
> >shop the numbers and have them look.
> >
> >Ridge reaming and honing if necessary (you don't mention mileage) is real 
> >eazy.
> >Typically if you didn't blow the engine up the rebuild process is pretty 
> >
> >At the very least, if you take the thing apart and take the parts to the 
> >machine
> >shop they can do all the work and you can reassemble.
> >
> >The parts are real cheap, it is the labor that is a killer.  The more 
> >labor you
> >do, the less they bill for.  Most of that $3000 is removal, disassembly,
> >reassembly, and refiting;  all are very doable if you can follow shop manual
> >directions.  I personally like Haynes, but I doubt it matters.  At least read
> >the chapter on rebuilding the bottom end and see if it is a project you would
> >consider undertaking.

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