Re: 427 block epoxy patch
Thanks for real feedback, really appreciate it.
No it’s not a matching number project.
Don’t know why but always loved the mystery engine IV. So decided to look for one this was the best “I” could find cost $1600 bucks, was .060 over not decked, looked like a start.
Machine shop charged me $1600, that included sleeving, fly cut deck, magnafux, cam bearing, crank bearings to, (cause I bought a 6223 crank from him for $300 cut -.010) freeze plugs and it included cleaning up and valve job on 858 heads no fancy work just reseating vlaves and new seals. Fly cut.
OK back to EPOXY lol.
I couldn’t sleep so went back to shop and stripped alllll that damn epoxy off. Found the leak. Tiny pin hole. My take is (which make me feel better about this blocks unknown past abuse) is that this hole or perforation was caused by grinding work for rod clearance. Not due to stress or temp changes. Probably brazed at that time.
I will definitely be brazing this area to build it up. Just gotta see how I go about it without affecting sleeves.
Worst case I’d have to just do one re sleeving.
I know I could probably had just picked up a turn key crate engine or a brand new block, but I’m not into that, I do this for fun. I like the challenge, to a certain point. That is, I’m hoping when I’m done then engine holds a reasonable value. After it’s dyno I’ll probably put it in a 68 Chevelle.
Thanks and counting on your feed back.