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arossco



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Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Cracked Block ! Reply with quote

I went out to check inside my garage yesterday and disaster !
To my horror there was a puddle of rusty water underneath my engine Sad

The engine has been sitting on a moveable palette for the last 18 months and I thought I had drained all the water out long ago.

Unfortunately there is a crack in the block wall between and partly around two of the core plugs.

Of course the whole engine will need to be stripped down - has anyone had this happen to them and will I be able to get this repaired ?

If anyone can recommend a repair shop in or near Glasgow I would be very grateful.

Ross





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peter scott



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ross,

Sorry to hear your news. I haven't used Jem but they say that they do metal stitching on cracked heads so I think they wound also do blocks.

http://www.jemengines.co.uk/1.html

I think that after stitching the crack is sealed by a ceramic process but you'd need to talk to them.

HTH

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup I imagine it'd be repairable with cold metal stitching, the Dodge's engine was full of cracks and needed doing. It was then finished off with a ceramic coating inside, as Peter mentions. Some photos of the work required to my engine can be seen on this page:

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/dodge_rebuild/part11_engine.htm

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arossco



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments and links Pete and Rick - it is very encouraging to know that it should be repairable.

Looking on the positive side ( its hard ... Confused ) I can use this as an opportunity to check everything and convert the head for unleaded petrol while I am at it !

Ross
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Scotty



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try West of Scotland Engineering in Old Dumbarton Rd (just down from the Transport Museum) - David Somerville is still there as I was chatting to him last week, and what he doesn't know isn't worth knowing.

Alternatively, there's Blane Precision Engineering 01360 550 492
(near Killearn) - he's got a very good reputation in the classic car groups.

Scotty. Wink
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buzzy bee



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

The other option is to have it welded, lots of friends have had blocks for steam engines welded up, then machined.

Cheers

Dave
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arossco



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the further suggestions Scotty and Buzzy - I'll try WoS Engineering when they re-open after the holidays - they are just down the road from me too Smile
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