I am restoring a 1945 WC, and I have went through 3 blocks now, all are cracked beteween cylinders at the top. I am leary about just putting a head gasket over the cracks, as I have almost $1,000 wound into it this far, and I don't want any troubles when I am done, so I would really like to find a bare (or close to bare) block that has no internal cracks. I can live with a external crack, even though they are quite unsightly.
My only other thought is: Being I am going to have the block done up at a machine shop (surfaced, cleaned, and cam bearings installed) Could it be welded at the top, then surfaced down, as one of the cracks on the best of 3 block appears to be spreading
Please let me know either about a block (if you have one, how close to Monroe, MI are you and what are you asking), what anyone knows about the welding idea, or should I just stick it back together ????? PLEASE HELP ASAP