Actually, it is only abrasive if you were to scuff a door jamb with it. It is not like it even moves. It doesn't dissolve in oil or anything either. Even if a fiber or two eventually came loose I can't see a issue with it.
81. MM390: Warmed over 390 for a Javelin. Cylinder head cleaned up nice. Had to replace the guide but not the seat. We were able to weld the valve back together too! -Kidding IMG_0009 by Rick Jones, on Flickr IMG950112 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
Man there is a lot of good info and pictures in this thread. I only built 4 motors all for my own car over about 25 years. Buildin' all those AMC's I'm sure is a lot of work, but gotta be fun... I wanna build another one but it just ain't in the cards anytime soon. So lookin' around here will have to do, thanks for postin' up...
Thanks! I just try to keep everyone informed on all of the issues and fixes that I have ran into over the years.
Progress report: 8: 70 390 NEJoe: At Chuck’s Machine Shop 56. 426Stroker: Crank is done. Build to order. 62. Rick's429. Parts in house, ready for machining- On hold. 63. Donzi383stroker: Ready to run. 71. AMoCoLite383 stroker: Need to prep a block. 74. RR290: bone stock 290 for ’66 Rogue Convert. Needs disassembled next. 76. TomE401: Need engine delivered. 80. dtatum Edelbrock360/727: At Hess’s Machine Shop 81. MM390: Warmed over 390 for a Javelin. Ready to run. 83. 401ForgedPistonForSale. Block prepped, Crank machined. 85. JW343: Need to assemble. 86. acm383stroker: Need to prep his block 87. DHACKLING401: Tear down, inspect, fix, rebuild. 88. atlasts360 Edelbrock/TH400: At Chuck’s Machine Shop
I can take pictures but can figure how to load them on this site. I know I could contribute to the content. I don’t like the third party hosting thing cuz it’s a hassle and the photos never seem to stay up too long.
81. MM390: +.030" over '73 heads, 268H cam, Edelbrock Performer, and stupid Edelbrock carb. I can't get it adjusted to my liking but it runs and has 2 gallons of gas ran through it plus it had it's first oil change. Should be a stump puller. Ready to go out the door! IMG_0152 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
85. JW343: The Dr. has been helping me quite a bit lately which is greatly appreciated. We agreed that he he wouldn't stop cleaning on this block until all of that nasty orange is gone. IMG_0127 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
Short block going together. I used 4.125" Wiseco forged pistons in this one. The machinist said that it need all of the +.045" over bore to clean up the rust in the cylinders. This makes this 343 now a 350.67 and the compression ratio will be about 8.7:1. Good enough for a Lawn Chair Hauler. IMG_0203 by Rick Jones, on Flickr IMG_0204 by Rick Jones, on Flickr