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Cylinder wall crack??

I bought a 1948 Farmall H. I am tearing the motor down and took out the sleeves. When I removed the sleeves, I found a few hairline cracks in the cylinder walls. They dont appear to be deep, because there is not any water or rust stains on the backside of the sleeves. What action would yall take, Resleeve or what??

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bump!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Someone should know???

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are you sure they are cracks and not cross hatches

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I'm guessing that's why it was sleeved in the first place.

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you can actually grind deep into the cracks and JB weld the cracks. then send the block in for machining to get the JB weld machined smooth with the cylinder wall! good luck

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no...they are cracks for sure. And they sleeved these motors from the factory.

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Got any pics of the cracks Justin?

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no, and I just got tolooking, they are cracked all the way through the cylinder wall. So i am in the process of finding another block.

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do like i said and JB weld the cracks. i have done it numerous times. even to a buddies WAY over powered Duramax. works just fine

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