Block Work

Welcome to the Block Work Section. This section discusses the process of preparing a used engine block. Measuring the block and checking for cylinder wear and bearing alignment, align honing, unique bearings and seals for the 400 SBC and cleaning the block.This section is divided into the following:

Block Prep - This page discusses checking for cylinder wear, boring and painting the block.

Align Honing - After the crank is installed, what needs to be done if it doesn't spin easily? Align honing!

400 CID SBC Unique Rear Seal - The 400 SBC uses a unique expensive rear seal after align honing. Here's the hows and why..

Cleaning the block - Before you assemble the engine, make sure that it is super clean! You don't want to destroy those new bearings or cylinder walls with a misplaced metal filing!

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