Re: 1954 Clipper Deluxe Sportster
Posted by HH56 on 2015/8/22 12:22:02
If you have the talent and time doing it yourself is certainly cheaper. If the rings have rusted to the bore though a machinist might have some tricks to avoid any problems. If rings have rusted penetrating oil might help but it could also require some time and maybe even brute force.
The old standby concoction of 50-50 acetone and trans fluid has saved many engines and it is about the cheapest penetrating fluid mix. Some here have had good luck and it seems to come out fairly well in tests against other commercial products but others say don't bother. Guess it all comes down to what you are familiar with and have had good luck using.
Best of luck on the engine and finding some sheet metal.
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