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Cylinder honing

General engine tech -- Drag Racing to Circle Track

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Re: Cylinder honing

Post by modok » Fri May 31, 2019 3:31 am

i expect...telling you NOT to do it, because it's "too difficult" or whatever.... will have the opposite effect.

We're all the same way. Right? We're here aren't we?

I'm not sure if they one or two guys telling you NOT to do it...... are that way, or not, but they might be. :lol:

so, good luck

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Re: Cylinder honing

Post by Dave Koehler » Fri May 31, 2019 8:14 am

chuckle.
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Re: Cylinder honing

Post by jake197000 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:16 am

practice on an old block how you gonna learn if you dont try it

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Re: Cylinder honing

Post by racear2865 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:27 am

I did my first block around 1962. And it was dry honed as I didnt know any other way. Daddy said it wus the way. As years progressed and we learned and purchased to do better, things went easier. But I remember how well that first 265 ran. And later I went to a hand drill on a bungy cord and a pan of kerosene. And Im still amazed how well those crude hones jobs worked. Hone plate, naw never heard of one then. Sometimes I wonder just how much we think we know today.
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Re: Cylinder honing

Post by Krooser » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:14 pm

I worked at a full service gas station all through high school. The owner and his son ran a very good shop.

I remember calling in the guy who ground cranks while the engine was in the car....he did a bunch of Chevy stovebolts for us.

Then we would bore the cylinders the same way. We did our own carb, starter and generator rebuilds, rivited our own brake shoes and rebuilt transmissions.

Wouldn't trade that education for anything.
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Re: Cylinder honing

Post by jake197000 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:37 pm

ck out the mahr website they have a good piece on bore geometry.most of you probably know this but its interesting

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