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Old 02-13-2021, 09:17 PM   #21
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Crack found during magnafluxed in my 59 block shown in the attachments. The crack is not visible with the naked eye.
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Old 02-13-2021, 09:23 PM   #22
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Woodiedude, did you repair it ?
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Old 02-13-2021, 09:53 PM   #23
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I took the block to MIke at H&H Flatheads and he said it would not be a problem to fix the crack. Mike is also going to seal the block and build a running engine for me.
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:50 AM   #24
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Having a block with a similar crack, some old timers suggested to TIG weld it, but others said that area is pretty thin and epoxy is a better solution. I was in a position to find another block. My crack was approximately 8" long and it ran along right at that casting parting line.
Finding another block is getting to be a challenge these days.
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:05 PM   #25
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Finding another block is getting to be a challenge these days.
Yes, agreed.
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:07 PM   #26
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Finding another block is getting to be a challenge these days.
Speaking of that, I wonder how "Tod" is doing these days. Anyone know?
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Old 02-15-2021, 11:03 AM   #27
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Did some more cleaning and re tested left bank. # 5&8 intake leaking from guide sleeve down to lifter bore, canít tell if leak is under guide sleeve or not, have not checked other side seems if it goes under guide would be impossible to repair.
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Old 02-15-2021, 03:15 PM   #28
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Did some more cleaning and re tested left bank. # 5&8 intake leaking from guide sleeve down to lifter bore, canít tell if leak is under guide sleeve or not, have not checked other side seems if it goes under guide would be impossible to repair.
Ugh. Sorry to hear that.
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Old 02-15-2021, 04:55 PM   #29
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To me, I'd not invest the time and money that H&H is going to want to build an engine with that block - just wouldn't do it. Take the time to find another block and sleep at night - with more money in your wallet in the end.
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Old 02-15-2021, 05:16 PM   #30
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B & S Will not take chance on this block, sad. Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to take the time to try and help.
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:58 PM   #31
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Speaking of that, I wonder how "Tod" is doing these days. Anyone know?
He commented a month or more ago that we was getting back to design work on it. He seems real busy with A and B parts.
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Old 02-16-2021, 05:47 PM   #32
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Exactly - very expensive, but Belzona canít be beat.
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