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Machining 101: Engine blocks

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    It is essential for the deck surface of an engine block to be square and have the proper finish read in RMS.

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    This small block Chevrolet from a grain truck had a crack that showed up (at a yellow line) during magnetic inspection.

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    During the machining procedure the block will be cleaned in a jet-wash machine.

Successful Farming’s Engine Answerman reveals the services every machine shop should provide when rebuilding engine blocks.