|Bulldozer said: |
If you do not want to bore out the block for .09" wall sleeves, can purchase custom cast iron sleeves made in the good old USA for about $100/sleeve at Advanced Sleeve in OHIO
I did a quick look up from one of my suppliers :
esl175 cylinder sleeve
3/32 x 4.0 x 9.375
$15.54 each wholesale / $21.52 each retail
esl103 cylinder sleeve
3/32 x 3.9375 x 6.375
$9.99 each wholesale / $13.83 each retail
I can see why it was common to use automotive sleeves a few decades ago when labor was cheap .
P.S. All blocks were cast iron . You won't know about the bore until the sleeves are out , sometimes an oversized O.D. sleeve is needed .
It is not a god idea to use an automotive sleeve if possible since the auto sleeve O.D.'s are usually larger than a stock .090 sleeve which could be replace over and over . Replacing auto sleeve may or may not be very stable . This post was edited by Ken(Ark) at 11:04:39 11/10/12.