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Old 12-16-2017, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hi, I was taking apart this 8BA today and came across a very large crack is this salvageable? Thanks I hope the picture works
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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That would be too far gone for me .
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:48 PM   #3
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That's a tuff crack, I wouldn,nt frigg it. There is a lot of 8BA blocks around. Walt
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:04 PM   #4
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Wow! Even the exhaust manifold is cracked....
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:07 PM   #5
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Yes indeedy. Tooooooo far gone to save.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:39 PM   #6
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Check down about 2" above the pan rail, on the side of the block. I bet it's cracked all along there too.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:44 PM   #7
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Scrap iron.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:06 PM   #8
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Saw this same cracked block posted on Facebook earlier tonight with this same question. The responses went about 50/50 on scrap vs. fix.

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That's some pretty nasty cracking going on there. Anything is fixable, but at what cost? Probably way more than finding another block,...just sayin'
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:50 AM   #9
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I’m sure it’s repairable, but how much would it cost VS finding another good block?

I never scrap any of my “bad” blocks, there will come a day when they are scarce enough to fix. And if nothing else they are good for mock up work.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:31 AM   #10
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Here are several things you can use it for I found on the internet. I like the front porch flower box but the succulent garden is nice too.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:13 PM   #11
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Is that crack from the block freezing?
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:20 PM   #12
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Is that crack from the block freezing?
Most definitely. Common problem in Minnesota back in the flathead days! We often had a leak of some kind in our older cars so ran water in the summer and would forget to add antifreeze in the fall. A sudden hard freeze in late Sept. or early October and it was all over!
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:12 PM   #13
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Another fine use for a shot flathead block. There’s a fellow in fairbanks that made one with the mail going inside the block.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #14
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That's one expensive and heavy mailbox, but if anyone hits it, they will pay the price.

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Old 12-18-2017, 12:22 AM   #15
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And when you tell the ensurance company someone stole your 5k mailbox you will be in trouble...lol
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:16 AM   #16
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I don't believe that it would be worth the cost to repair. There are probably more yet unseen issues that you will discover with a pressure test. As Walt said, there are lots of these blocks out there.
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:50 PM   #17
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Put it on Craig's List and let the scammers have it.
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:14 AM   #18
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I will buy it if you are close. I fix things.
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:47 PM   #19
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I'm getting ready to relieve a block which I've never done before. I was thinking your block would be perfect to practice on, no emotional attachment and no having to go to therapy if you screw it up.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:59 AM   #20
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Do you have a boat? Would make a great anchor..........
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