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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 31st, 01, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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My motor smokes. I was thinking about just reringing it and freshing up the heads or should I just have it rebuilt and not worry about it for awhile. I was going to do this myself it will be my first rebuild or reringing. Thanks for any advice.

69 plain jane(musty and rusty)
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 31st, 01, 01:57 PM
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Purchase the book "How to rebuild your Small Block Chevy" and read it from cover to cover before you do anything else. This will give you a good idea as to what you are in for.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 01, 02:55 AM
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As long as you have SOME experience with internal workings of the engine, it shouldnt be that bad,. if you have that GM engine book (I have it too) its even easier. there is a"welfare"way to rebuild it, I cant garuntee it will last forever, but it works. you can remove the heads and have them sent out, in the meantime, drop the pan and undo all the rod bolts and remove (and remember where they came from) the pistons. (being sure to use some rubber hoses on the rod bolts as to not nic the crank on the way out(or back in) the cylinder. toss new rings in there (be sure NOT to line the grooves up ) ridge ream and hone the cylinder walls and plop it back together.

Like I said, welfare rebuild, you didnt touch main bearings or cam bearings or anything else, just rings and heads. but it should last several years if not more. depending on your foot and driving habits.


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