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Old 09-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Cylinder sleeves, cast or steel?

Walt? Ol' Ron? I would ask my Pops, but he is tuning flatties in heaven, now.

I've searched sleeves all over, but all I got was one guy saying he tried to loosen his by welding a bead lengthwise; then he discovered that his cylinder wasn't sleeved. OOPS!
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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Wiley,The sleeve that Ford inatalled in
40-42 were steel.[about .040 wall thickeness]were finished ont the inside and were on size.The other sleeves most commonly used were high quality cast iron finished to size on the outside.The block was bore to a slight interference fit,the sleeves were installd and the sleeve was the bored and honed to size.Phil
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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Trainguy is correct. You can peel those .040 steel sleeves out.Start on the bottom with something like a long small dia screw driver with a rugged handle that you can pound on, sharpen the screw driver like a chisel, drive the chisel down between the sleeve and the cyl. wall, it will peel a piece about 1/4in. wide the length of the sleeve, then the sleeve will come right out. I then bore the cly out another .045 to 3-3/16 and use std. 8BA pistons. With the 40 Ford heads it really puts the pep right into those little engines. Walt
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #4
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There are also "tin "sleeves with a thicker wall--about .060--finished honed inside, case hardened
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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Thanks, everyone.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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I'm using the 81A heads milled for .04" piston clearance on the 8BA test engine to raise the CR to around 7.5.
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