[Healeys] Looking for an Engine Block

Bob England engl at accesscomm.ca
Mon May 6 10:48:44 MDT 2019

Thanks Bill.  I'll pass along your thoughts.


Question : will additional boring to install a sleeve weaken the block?  I
just don't know enough about these things to know one way or the other as
I've never had an engine rebuilt, let alone sleeved.


Thanks again.




From: WILLIAM B LAWRENCE [mailto:ynotink at msn.com] 
Sent: May 06, 2019 10:08 AM
To: Bob England; 'Healey List'
Cc: 'i erbs'
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Looking for an Engine Block


If the block is original to the car and if the number plate is in place the
best option would be to sleeve it. Don't allow it to be hot dipped or you
will loose the number plate. Sleeving will probably be cheaper than buying
an unknown block and then having to machine it to spec and it will restore
the bores to the standard dimensions and extend the life of the block


Good luck to you friend's friend


Bill Lawrence

BN1 #554


From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of Bob England
<engl at accesscomm.ca>
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 3:51 PM
To: 'Healey List'
Cc: 'i erbs'
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Looking for an Engine Block 


Thanks Ira


I think he was trying to explore the non-sleeve option first before he went
down that route.  To be honest, I don't know if one option is better than
the other.




From: i erbs [mailto:eyera3000 at gmail.com] 
Sent: May 06, 2019 9:22 AM
To: Bob England
Cc: Healey List
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Looking for an Engine Block


It should be able to be be sleeved by a competent machine shop if a block is
not available.

Ira Erbs


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On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 8:06 AM Bob England <engl at accesscomm.ca> wrote:

A friend of mine is helping a fellow with his 1959 100-6.  It sounds like
the existing engine has already been bored pretty much to the maximum, so
his preference is a good used block.  Anyone know where best to find one?


Bob England

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