Chipped cylinder bore. Can it be fixed/sleeved

Discussion in 'Street/strip 400/430/455' started by Sebambam, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Hey guys
    This 455 short block locally available
    Can this damage be sleeved save?
    See pic.
  2. Brandon Cocola

    Brandon Cocola Well-Known Member

    It self clearenced for a stroker crank.
  3. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Lol. You kidding right ahah.
    Junk or can a machineshop rescue it
  4. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who's 430 that and had a sleeve. Discovered that when we pulled the engine and put a new pan gasket. In his case, the engine is still going fine.
    If I had a choice I would not want a block like that.
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  5. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

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  6. Stevem

    Stevem Well-Known Member

    The question is not can it be saved with a sleeve, as it can but what needs to be answered is will the block in that area pass a Mag test and if it does show cracks will the cutting needed to install a sleeve remove all of those cracks !
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  7. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys. I will pass on this Junk.
  8. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Good choice far to much of the casting gone to be used for me.
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  9. Brandon Cocola

    Brandon Cocola Well-Known Member

    Yeah if it's not yours leave it. There are too many other blocks out there. If you already owned it then I would try to save it.

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