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Offline 1937 LaSalle coupe

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Machining a "37 LaSalle block.
« on: May 25, 2015, 12:09:28 PM »
Hello everyone. Has anyone bored a LaSalle block (322 cu. in.) to a Cadillac ( 346 cu.in. ) standard size? .125" difference in diameter. So that would be .0625" off the sides. Doesn't sound like to much. I figured the Cadillac and LaSalle blocks are the same except for the bore. I can't see them having 2 different blocks that would be that close for a finished diameter. I can't see having 2 cylinders resleeved and boring the others maybe .030".  Any comments appreciated... John C. Lehman ...CLC # 26365...

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Machining a "37 LaSalle block.
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 12:55:28 PM »
I believe thats been done many times John.
Steve

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Offline tozerco

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Re: Machining a "37 LaSalle block.
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 10:34:46 PM »
John,

I have taken my spare  '37 Cadillac block out by .090 and had no problems but I followed good advice and had the wall thicknesses of each cylinder checked first.
John Tozer
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