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From 2009- Engine Block Sleeve. Where is that motor now?

zgwforum zgwforum
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 06/15/13
12:01 PM

You guys are good about showcasing mods.

You are not so good about following up.  Here is an article in 2009 promoting the use of a sleeve:


How about a follow up?

Has this motor blown up?  Does it have 50k on it?

It's easy enough to put in a sleeve and boast of the value.  It's more difficult to check on it a few years later and see if the block is still intact.  

siamon siamon
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/30/13
02:46 AM

Just re-read the article about the trans in the 68 Nova project and realized the Turbo 400 Switch Pitch converter setup was used.  I ran this in a 78 Monte Carlo behind a 406 that made about 550HP and I loved it. Only difference is that I wired mine to the brake light switch so I could control it with my left foot.  I set the brake light switch to come on with only slight movement of the pedal. Worked great and didn't need my hands to do it.