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Well, it would seem I made TWO mistakes recently! While cleaning up my bench after installing the valves in Mr. Sinestra, and Mr.Destra I found a...
So, Mr. Sinestras valve train is all installed! Small to do list once the head is installed on the block. Mr. Destra is next. Just want to share...
So, Mr. Destra, and Mr. Sinestra cylinder heads are rebuilt. Starting to assemble the valve train for Mr. Sinestra. Spent the day UltraSonic...
OK, it is what is, tomorrow, I will pack up the block, and liners to go to the local machine shop, I am going to ask them to machine the block to...
I measured my spigots: averaging 92.85 mm for the top hole, and 86.75mm for the bottom hole.
Jeez, now what.
Thanks everyone for your input.
I have contacted Superformance, and await their reply
Gents, I measured an old, and new liner.
I got them from Superformance.
Thanks for the responses. I believe part of the issue is I cannot find a spec for O.D. of the liners.
Yes, 3.0 liter QV in an 83 Mondial. Pistons, and I.D. of liners are fine. Just the O.D. of liners are aprox. .002" oversize.
So I purchased new steel cylinder liners, 81.5 bore to go with my new JE 10.0:1 pistons. Problem is the liner O.D. looks to be about .002"...
Valve laping on the Destra head. I use locktite clover corse/fine compound, so two operations per valve X 32, do the math.
Look what I fished out of the Destra head water jacket!!!!
I could hear something rattling around in there as I was getting ready to lap the...
Making progress, first re-assembly of this project! Sinestra head has all valves installed, whew, lots of work to get to this point. Destra head...
Valves cleaned up, finally! I use a 12 step process with my lathe. 80 grit, thru 2000, followed by metal polish, takes about 1/2 hour per valve,...
Cleaning exhaust valves!!
It sucks, doing them on the lathe with paper, and polish.
Contacted Forza for a quote on their timing system, and the JE...
You have a great thread going also!!
I am going with ITB F.I.
Bought new steel liners 81.5mm from Superformance, JE pistons are...
Finished the crank today, all oil passages cleaned, journals all polished out nicely. Can start fitting main bearings tomorrow.
So the heads are at the machine shop, light skim, clean, should be done next week. Started cleaning the crank, just needs a good clean and polish...
Gasket scraping finished!!
Measured all valve springs, 3 sets bad, probably from using torch to get the head from hell off, no big deal.
So Holidays almost over, so here is an update.
Ordered JE pistons, 10:1, no delivery date yet. New steel liners from Superperformance, should be...