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BLOWN240
12-06-2004, 03:18 AM
I spent part of the evening cleaning up the 283. Here are some pics

BEFORE
http://www.hardcars.com/blown240/122%20pics/sbc/sbc%20internals/DSC02193.jpg

AFTER
http://www.hardcars.com/blown240/122%20pics/sbc/sbc%20internals/cleaned%20pistons.jpg

BEFORE

http://www.hardcars.com/blown240/122%20pics/sbc/sbc%20internals/DSC02197.jpg

AFTER

http://www.hardcars.com/blown240/122%20pics/sbc/sbc%20internals/cleaned%20piston.jpg

the poi
12-06-2004, 03:25 AM
damn. How'd you do that? looks killer...

blkaplan
12-06-2004, 03:46 AM
shiney..........

n xntrx volvo
12-06-2004, 03:46 AM
you should still get it hot tanked. its cheap and will get all that crap left in the jackets.

Hank Scorpio
12-06-2004, 04:01 AM
you should still get it hot tanked. its cheap and will get all that crap left in the jackets.

Yep. Also buy a set of rifle cleaning rods (with the wire brushes). When you get the motor back from hot tanking (w/ new cam bearings installed) you can clean the motor again. Use ordinary soap and water and have a couple cans of WD40 nearby. Start scrubbing down the motor with a sponge/rags whatever, and use a rifle rod down the water jackets and oil passages to help dislodge any other items. If you dont scrub the block paint will not stick to it.

Doug

740Weapon
12-06-2004, 10:20 AM
man i gotta get hosting and post some pics of the cylender head ive been workin on... cleaned up nicely though.

BLOWN240
12-06-2004, 12:45 PM
damn. How'd you do that? looks killer...

I did it with a brass wire wheel.

Volvo Dan
12-06-2004, 01:05 PM
I cleaned up some slag like that once just by letting some fuel injector cleaner soak on it over night and it came right up with a hard brush... That looks awesome though!!!

ElPiloto
12-06-2004, 02:16 PM
I think the number on the piston indicates that those are TRW forged pistons. If so, those are great pistons.

BLOWN240
12-06-2004, 02:41 PM
I think the number on the piston indicates that those are TRW forged pistons. If so, those are great pistons.
Thats what I thought!!!! WWWO00000ooooootttt!!!!!!!!!111111one

vurbo
12-06-2004, 08:47 PM
roger on the shineyness. very good job!

BLOWN240
12-06-2004, 09:49 PM
before:

http://www.hardcars.com/blown240/122%20pics/sbc/sbc%20internals/DSC02194.jpg

AFTER

http://www.hardcars.com/blown240/122%20pics/sbc/sbc%20internals/cleaned%20head.jpg

stylngle2003
12-06-2004, 09:57 PM
wow...you rule

head looks great, but i know people will still tell you to get it tanked and magged...just to make sure they arent cracked

also, looks like you could do some cleanup work around the spark plug hole...knock off that ridge a bit

BLOWN240
12-06-2004, 10:16 PM
I figure Ill clean as much of it as I can at home. I know that I need to get it dipped since I found all sorts of bits of crap on the cam.

But I am gonna wait till its for sure gonna fit in the car. I dont want to waste any $$$ that I dont have to.

Alex Buchka
12-06-2004, 10:17 PM
that looks great, but if the head looked like that, the coolant passages must be pretty well gunked up. I'd at least tank it to get it really clean.

BLOWN240
12-06-2004, 11:39 PM
ya its only $35 to tank it. So I am going to get it to fit in the car...then I will yank it out and have it tanked.