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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default .060 over bore a bad idea?

Chevy 350

Bored .040 now and was getting a bit of blowby, rings and bearings are bad. bad rings caused the groves in the piston to get a lil slopppy as well, so i need new pistons also

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Engine is at Rays precision engine in taylor.

They are going to try and hone it out because its not bad, but reccomend boring it out more.

I hear what can happen. but has anyone here actually ran a .060 over and had good or bad experience with it?

Its going back into daily driver jeep 40 miles freeway a day for work. and ocassional offroader, and other fun!!!

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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sonic test the block first, i run a 388 and hit it with spray a few times with out a problem but i went through 2 blocks before i found one that would take 60 over without having thin spots
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Have it sonic tested. Only way to find out for sure.
That being said I had .060 sbc 350 4 bolt with around 30k before I sold it. Never had an issue, did not baby the motor either. I ran the snot out if it.
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60 over is fine.
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Ok how much does a sonic test usually run?

And I should probably add that the block is a 4 bolt main.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Ok how much does a sonic test usually run?

And I should probably add that the block is a 4 bolt main.
The 350 in my S-10 is 60 over and i still have sufficient cylinder wall thickness. i wouldn't worry about it.
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you will be fine there is lots 350 bored .60 over out there. look at these way its .40 over now and you are going .60 over its .20 over more than it is now. divide that by 2= .10 a side, go look at .10 feeler gauge or even .20 feeler gauge.
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I've been running .080 for a few years now as a weekend beater in my YJ. No trouble so far.
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Thanks yeah I gave them the go ahead and well its bored to .060 everything is looking good, heads are ported and milled, hopefully ill be getting it back this week.

I cant seem to find anyone that has had problems related to a .060 over bore.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:34 PM   #10
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The thinner the cylinder walls are will make a engine actually lose power due to the cylinder walls flexing. When the flex your rings dont seal as good. Then when you make more power its going to flex more yet. Cylinder walls will only flex so many times so much, then then blow out. All depends on what your doing with it, how much you have into the bottom end, and if you really need the extra bore size. Is not worrying about your bottom end worth the price of just changing the block? I love motors, can ya tell? haha
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As mopar says 60 works and is usually fine but if you want truly reliable and build able find a new block. It's a 350 probably find a dozen on Craigslist that haven't been bored in about 5 min
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you will be fine there is lots 350 bored .60 over out there. look at these way its .40 over now and you are going .60 over its .20 over more than it is now. divide that by 2= .10 a side, go look at .10 feeler gauge or even .20 feeler gauge.
.20 is only .050 away from a quarter of an inch.
.125 is an 8th of an inch.
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.20 is only .050 away from a quarter of an inch.
.125 is an 8th of an inch.
Good thing he only needs to go .020 further...

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