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302 block advise

Discussion in 'Dannyboy's Marina - Boats and Personal Water Craft' started by kert0307, May 7, 2013.

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  1. kert0307

    kert0307 Well-Known Member

    September 6, 2005
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    Pella, Iowa
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '00 Sport and '89 B2
    I decided to do some upgrades to the 302 in my boat this summer. After I pulled the heads off I noticed one of the cylinders had some evidence of rust pitting. I took the block to get machined and I just got a call that that cylinder wont clean up .030 over and they recommend sleeving it. The other cylinders are also worn enough they will need bored .030, but will be fine otherwise. So my question is, do I spend the money to sleeve this block and get it in top shape or take my chances on finding another "good" used block to use. I'm guessing I will have $350ish into this one by the time I'm all said and done and it's pressure tested, sleeved, bored, and new cam bearings installed. The block is a 1975 vintage. With my other parts I'm adding to it it should be close to 300hp with plenty of torque...
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