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Re: [Spridgets] Cement in the engine?

To: Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Cement in the engine?
From: Robert Duquette <robertduquette@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:47:49 +0000
Well, he could also use it as an anchor ...

Robert Duquette
Ottawa ON Canada
1965 RHD BRG Austin-Healey Sprite ( project )
1967 RHD MG Midget ( aka: Miss Marple )
1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 ( aka: Carmen )

> From: corvallis@peoplepc.com
> To: spridgets@autox.team.net
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:44:32 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Cement in the engine?
> This does not sound right. He may have been pulling your leg.
> The Volvo 4-engines are small enough, and there are a million of them from
> the last 40 years. Why mess with something that might strand you far from
> home ...out on the briny deep? ...bill in corvallis
> ==================================
> -----Original Message-----
> From: spridgets-bounces@autox.team.net
> [mailto:spridgets-bounces@autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Kirk Hargreaves
> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 2:16 PM
> To: spridgets@autox.team.net
> Subject: [Spridgets] Cement in the engine?
> I was listening to a talk show host the other day who mentioned that he was
> at the dock where he keeps his very large twin screw boat. There was
> another guy working on his boat which has two Volvo gas engines.
> The guy mentioned that one of his Volvo engines had a cracked block and
> he fixed it by pouring cement into it. He said that it was an old trick
> that he learned from some race car guys who have used it on their race
> engines.
> He then said that he pressure checked the block and the cement held the
> crack. As such he has been using the engine and it has been working fine
> .. as though there was never a crack in the first place.
> I have never heard of this before. . and I would guess that he used a
> certain type of thin cement.
> Anyone ever heard of such a thing?
> Kirk
> 1275 59

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