599 block

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  1. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status Premium Member

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    So a friend of mine calls me a few months ago saying he has a nice block that has been cleaned up and ready to rebuild with all the matching parts, polished crank and cam, and a rebuilt IP.
    Missing heads and injectors.
    I figured I have a couple of engines siting here I can rebuild a pair of heads or pick a nice clean set and I can assemble an engine.
    He says $300 for the whole thing so I say OK.
    I recieve the engine block and crank with some surface rust and I freak out, then I think OH well I willpolish it again, there is no deep rust, turns out it has been sitting in his garage collecting dust (and moisture) for a year.
    Well I thew it in my garage until I have time to work on it.
    Today I wanted to move it out of the way to work onmy jeep and I think, let's see what kind of block that is, and to my surprise looking at the casting number, it ends with 599.
    I am pretty sure that is a late model block and if my memory serves me, it can be bored to 6.5l, correct?
    Now the block has been magnafluxed, honed and new plugs and block heater.

    Should I:

    - rebuild it the way it is after cleaning up the rust and put my BANKS turbo on it.

    or

    - wait and do a 6.5l and still turbo it with either a stock GM or the BANKS.


    I am in no hurry, I have too many projects now so give me your thoughts.

    and do you guys think I got a good deal?
     
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    all foreign language to me (well almost) but i need to learn as i wanna turbo 6.2 propane injected in a crew dual sometime :waytogo: gotta love the 6.2 :D
     
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    who is mhi? and whats a 4911? :D ;)
     
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    4911 is the stanadyne IP from a 6.5l TD I believe.
    MHI, no idea.


    Now if the cylinder walls are not cleanable, should i bore or just hone them as long as it's within tolerance?
    Also I have an ATS turbo, no idea which one it's sitting on a dead 6.2 in my sub, would that be better than my Banks?
     

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