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05-21-2011 08:41:45

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Is there a good source for a '47 WC engine blocks.? I can't seem to get mine to quit leaking. I've had it to a machine shop and they have drilled and plugged a few cracks. The bridges between the cylinders have been repaired along with new O rings on the sleeves.
I'm looking for another block.

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05-21-2011 18:57:17

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 Re: WC Engine Block in reply to 1947allis, 05-21-2011 08:41:45  
Do you know where it is leaking..?

Is it from a crack between the sleeves at the bottom of the water jacket..?? If it is, drain the cooling system, pull the core plugs (freeze plugs) and put a good pint, or even a quart of Non-Hardening Permatex in the bottom of the water jacket..be SURE it coats completely around all the sleeves (Clean water jacket).. An old AC mechanic many years ago gave me that tip and it works.. Ron..

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05-21-2011 14:29:09

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 Re: WC Engine Block in reply to 1947allis, 05-21-2011 08:41:45  
for what its worth , i have used that stuff to seal up boilers , when it get hot and exposed to air its seals , but stay liquied when in the radiator

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05-21-2011 08:44:00

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 Re: WC Engine Block in reply to 1947allis, 05-21-2011 08:41:45  
WC and WD blocks are the same. I have 1 or 2 of them laying around that might work for you but where you are matters since they is not light

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05-21-2011 09:01:29

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 Re: WC Engine Block in reply to old, 05-21-2011 08:44:00  
I am in southwest Colorado near Alamosa.

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05-21-2011 10:57:12

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 Re: WC Engine Block in reply to 1947allis, 05-21-2011 09:01:29  
What is a good block sealer to use/try before I pull the engine back out.

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05-21-2011 15:06:56

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 Re: WC Engine Block in reply to 1947allis, 05-21-2011 10:57:12  
Ya your a long ways from me I am in Missouri the Lake of the Ozarks area. If you have it flushed and empty a good sealer is liquid glass type but you need to have the system clean and not antifreeze in it

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