• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Sleeved block
I was told they did not have to go into the water jackets, that's why I even took it. My father also claims that it was sonic tested as well. Obviously before I build it I will get everything re-tested. Thanks gents!!
The only possible issue with dry sleeves is improper preparation and fit, so the sleeves don't have good contact with the original cylinder walls for heat transfer. But it sounds like they followed the right procedure by sonic testing it first, so the machine shop likely knew what they were doing.

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
Having a sleeved block should not be anything to worry about. Most commercially available sleeves are centrifically cast ( did I spell that right?), and are actually STRONGER than the factory cast iron block, having less porosity too. If the block being sleeved isn't sleeved because of a cylinder crack, the water scare isn't an issue because the cylinder isn't bored into the water jacket to receive the sleeve. The sleeved cylinder is bored leaving a "step" before the bottom of the bore so that the sleeve can't move down in use for any reason, and is machined even with the deck on top ( usually the entire deck gets a minimal skim ).
It's done everyday so stop worrying.
Share Thread:  

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  EGR block of plate? scgamecock 11 644 11-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Last Post: jpaz
  Which Engine Block Plate is Correct for a 351C? I have three different plates. 4mm 6 1,305 02-26-2018, 09:03 AM
Last Post: Hemikiller
  351c block opportunity to buy 73pony 5 1,161 11-25-2017, 09:05 AM
Last Post: will e
  Block and heads clean and check cost? scgamecock 8 886 10-17-2017, 07:37 PM
Last Post: Hemikiller
  Just Exactly Which 351 C Is This Block Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs 22 2,768 10-12-2017, 01:32 PM
Last Post: tony-muscle
  Big Block into a 6 Cylinder Convertible - Rear Swap? red73mustang 6 1,070 06-15-2017, 09:09 PM
Last Post: turtle5353
  Block CAST id VS CAST date hetrickw 7 1,277 04-14-2017, 01:54 PM
Last Post: hetrickw
  Block casting number help 73pony 7 905 01-24-2017, 03:38 PM
Last Post: 73pony

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)