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Old 06-14-2021, 06:31 PM   #20
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Default Re: Is my block dead?

Originally Posted by Gene F View Post
Anyone ever had luck with cleaning it out, and using a acetlyne torch and radiator solder?
I have as B block that has been repaired that way. I think the crack was caused by accident damage who knows how long ago. The crack is in the "skirt" of the block, just behind the starter motor. I know the car was running when the motor was removed and it was stripped. No doubt oil had penetrated the cast iron of the block so getting the solder to take might have been a challenge but it was done. If ever I need to build another motor, This will most likely be the candidate.
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