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Patricio de la Cuadra    Posted 10-16-2022 at 13:40:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Sleeve puller/installer
  • Hello to everybody,
    I wonder if it worths using in my place, sleeve puller/installer to replace the .090 sleeves of my 1952 ford 8N engine. The crankshaft is out of the block.
    Reading archives, the arguments are for or against about using this kind of tool. I have good installations to do it and have restored 3 tractors Ford 8N, but had never replaced sleeves. I am in the dilemma of buying a puller/installer tool or send it to a specialized shop. Your help will be much appreciated

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 10-16-2022 at 18:43:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You can buy a remover/installer tool from the link below. Compare the price of that plus shipping to what it will cost you locally to have it done for you to help make your decision.

    Patricio de la Cuadra    Posted 10-16-2022 at 20:25:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks, Ed.
    I contacted them, but they don't have the tool anymore.

    I found the tool on Just8Ns but my doubt is if it is worthwhile to do the replacement by myself

    Mike Maiman    Posted 10-16-2022 at 21:27:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I recently rebuilt a '51 engine that had .090" sleeves installed that were worn and out of round. I bored and honed the old sleeves and installed new .040" oversize pistons and rings. That might be an option to consider.

    Patricio de la Cuadra    Posted 10-17-2022 at 11:53:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Mike thanks for your suggestion.
    I think I did not express my problem correctly.
    I have to make a decision on replacing the engine sleeves by myself or on a shop.
    About this is what I need the forum's suggestion

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 10-17-2022 at 12:11:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Patricio, I would think that, if you removed the manifold, head, and other parts and took the stripped block into an experienced shop, they should have the sleeves out fairly quickly. Depending on their hourly labor rate, that might be less expensive than buying the tool from Just 8N's.

    Alternatively, you could buy the tool and sell it after using it. You should be able to get enough money back to make the one-time usage a very good deal. The buyer will get the used-once tool at a nice discount.

    My 2 cents............Ed

    Patricio de la Cuadra    Posted 10-17-2022 at 12:17:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Ed, thanks for your suggestion. I have the engine completely disassembled, so your suggestion makes a lot of sense to me. This is what I am going to do.

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