Cracks in blocks that are not too catastrophic can be repaired - as Patrick said
you have to find a good, reputable shop who have experince with this. The most
important thing is to make sure that they stop drill the crack; that is, drill a
small hole right at the end of the crack to prevent it from propagating further.
If it is just welded it can continue too propagate right from the end of the
San Jose, CA
> For those of you (few) who know or care of my travails with my black 68 2000
> now in San Luis Obispo being rebuilt, the message just in is more bad news:
> "There is a small crack by one of the oil galleries on the bottom part of the
> block. Basically its done. If the crack spreads any, the car will lose
> all the oil pressure and the engine will seize. Harry magnafluxed the whole
> block today and found the crack. As we dig deeper....."
> So I need a good condition block for the 2000 which is in San Luis Obispo,
> CA, (about halfway between LA and SF for you easterners) sitting under a
> tarp. Please let me know what is available, and copy email@example.com, my son
> Josh, who is slowly dealing with this mess.
> Thanks to all.
> Gary C
> red one -- in pieces
> black one -- in more pieces
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