rustbucket79 wrote:I'm going to assume the block passed magnaflux/sonic test/general inspection and all is good to go for .100 over.
I like working with the Moroso block fill, it's easy to use and gives you time to work.
Block clean, before any machining, frost plugs installed, mounted on an engine stand, deck of block level to the world, locked so it can't roll or tip. Head ready for install (I use a torque plate, but either or, be prepared including hardware).
I use an air hammer with an aluminum tipped bit, set fairly low to settle the mixture. Mix as per instructions (you'll need 2 bottles per side IIRC for a full fill) I use one of the empty jugs with the top cut off and a mixing bit (like a paint mixer, I fabbed one out of a pushrod and a couple of SBF rocker fulcrum locators) spun at a very low speed or you'll have an increadible mess. Mix for a minute or so, then pour 1/3 of the mixture through all the big holes in the deck. Vibrate around the perimiter of the fill with the air hammer, you'll see it settle almost immediately. Keep adding the fill alternating with vibrating (a rubber mallet should work fairly well if you don't have an air hammer) and of course you'll need to mix the second batch, continue until the fill reaches the bottom of the waterpump hole. I like to do the final vibrate for a good minute or two, and use a piece of gas welding rod to measure for equal fill on all corners. Bolt the head on, and let it set at least 3 days before rolling the block over and doing the other bank. I do my best to let it set (once both sides are filled) at least 3 weeks.
---> Most important information, call the tech of your pistons and get the proper clearancing information for a filled block.
e-tach wrote:want-a-be wrote:I'd fill to the bottom of the water holes.
Meaning to the bottom of the water pump holes?
e-tach wrote:Okay finally ready to fill the block sometime this week. I appreciate all your input so far.
I am planning on filling to the bottom of the water pump holes. I have a tall fill kit. Would I be using all of this for the big block Chev application?
I want to have all my ducks in a row prior to doing this, I know there is very limited time to work.