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  • Mirror smooth cast iron Chevy engine block

    I've got about 200 hours clocked into this so far. It's still a work in progress as I'm still in the process of smoothing the lifter valley and the bulkheads on the inner dimensions of the crank case. I was pretty surprised: when you get iron polished out right, it's almost indistinguishable from aluminum. For those concerned that this will be a wasted effort once the block gets wet, the plan is once the whole block is complete I'm going to candy clearcoat it.

    Here's a short vid:
    http://videos.camaroz28.com/video/31...6FBE9AB8F2.htm

    Pic was added to the album.
    "Some people are like sandpaper: they may delight in the misery they inflict by rubbing up against you, but in the end you will come out smooth and polished while they'll just be ugly, wrinkled, and used up." - Beyonce Knowles

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    Re: Mirror smooth cast iron Chevy engine block

    Looks great. I've done the inside to get the oil back down to the bottom faster but only thought about doing the outside. Remember the possibility of extra heat from loss of surface area for heat dissipation.

    SS

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    • #3
      Re: Mirror smooth cast iron Chevy engine block

      Very nice. Must be a labor of love - I can't imagine sending out a bill for that, lol...

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      • #4
        Re: Mirror smooth cast iron Chevy engine block

        had no idea you could do that with an iron block! cool.. job well done.

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