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350 head redone, next step?

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03-11-2016 03:58:44

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Had the cylinder head overhauled on my 1955 350. Pistons have some carbon on top. Any suggestions on what to look for, or anything to be done to the pistons or engine since it is accessible before replacing the head?

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03-11-2016 10:16:58

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 Re: 350 head redone, next step? in reply to IndiRon, 03-11-2016 03:58:44  
What symptoms caused you to service the head?

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03-11-2016 14:04:46

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 Re: 350 head redone, next step? in reply to David G, 03-11-2016 10:16:58  
Water was seeping between the head the the block. I had it checked for cracks and went ahead and reworked everything.

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03-11-2016 08:41:14

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 Re: 350 head redone, next step? in reply to IndiRon, 03-11-2016 03:58:44  
Kinda tough to answer -

obviously a visual check of the cylinders for scoring and obvious wear (like a pronounced ridge at the top of the cylinders) Measure them if you've got the right tools for that.

How was it running before you disassembled? burning any oil?

I'd probably raise each piston to tdc and do a quick wire brush to get the carbon off - and blast everything out really good with compressed air.

how do you use the tractor? The heavier you use it, the more critical the answer here.

If it's a light/parade use tractor - you've probably got nothing to worry about if the piston's aren't knocking around the cylinders. But if you rely on it heavily... there's a lot you may want to check.

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03-11-2016 14:06:02

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 Re: 350 head redone, next step? in reply to JRSutton, 03-11-2016 08:41:14  
Light work tractor, mowing a couple acres. I'll take your suggestions.
Thanks Guys.

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03-12-2016 16:14:58

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 Re: 350 head redone, next step? in reply to IndiRon, 03-11-2016 14:06:02  
if it wasn't burning oil to begin with, I'd probably leave well enough alone. Wait till there's a good reason to do anymore than you have.

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