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jlwelding    21
jlwelding

Has anyone here had any experince with the lock n stitch method on repairing a 53 block? I have some ideas of just brazing it and then use there bracket to help support the block.I have no idea how much the lock n stitch is cost wise.

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Wild and Free    1,100
Wild and Free

:doh:I won't post my 10 years of forum findings again but I hope for your sake you haven't already bought the cracked block. Because it will only continue to crack even after every "TEMPORARY" fix has been tried.

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flagmanruss    80
flagmanruss

I can't imagine starting out with a cracked block. Way too much work to have a less than best core component. Easy for me to say, it's not my money... I'd be going nuts looking but there must be a good block out there you can afford.Best Wishes,Russ

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jlwelding    21
jlwelding

Ok I give:doh: I just ordered a rebuilt short block. It may take 3 weeks to get it built but owell. I just hope it stays together that long. 3K for short block and I might put me a cam in it 181:lmao:her we go again:spend:Oh yea update to the weight of my truck, we where hauling scrap the other day when I thought, I need to weigh my truck, 11090:stuned: I rebuilt my bed and the sa200 put a lot on it.Cant you just see it 11k welding truck spanking a fords a$$ at a red light:lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

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Heavyd1980    1
Heavyd1980

well im glad to hear that you've got an engine now JL (or at least on the way)!:lmao2: but that sucks that you had to pay so much for one but at least it'll be new!!!:smart:

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flagmanruss    80
flagmanruss

I'm very glad that you'll have a good block to work with & not something that you'll never know if it's going to split (again). Sorry it's so expensive but at least you'll only do the job once.

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Blueox01    0
Blueox01

I emailed last week and no responce. I am going by Cummins dealer in the morning, I hope. Maybe they can tell me something.

My guys here in Omaha are pretty sharp,he spent about 15 min going through obsolete #'s to find that for me,told me not to lose the #. Thought maybe that was who you ordered your short block from.

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jlwelding    21
jlwelding

This machine shop I ordered mine from is here local(Tx) and he been building for the public for 1 year now. He used to build for just a smal hand full of people and now he even builds for the dealership. But before I tell him for sure I am going by cummins just to see how much they are. What I heard is cummins does not come with a cam:shrug: that is extra.I will find out everything Monday for sure and I will get back with ya.

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Blueox01    0
Blueox01

This machine shop I ordered mine from is here local(Tx) and he been building for the public for 1 year now. He used to build for just a smal hand full of people and now he even builds for the dealership. But before I tell him for sure I am going by cummins just to see how much they are. What I heard is cummins does not come with a cam:shrug: that is extra. I will find out everything Monday for sure and I will get back with ya.

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Blueox01    0
Blueox01

Probly go with your local guy,since your there if any warranty work it needed.I got burned on one of my 6 Spds so anything major i go with national dealers

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Heavyd1980    1
Heavyd1980

JL did you get your engine yet and does it come with a cam?

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jlwelding    21
jlwelding

Man, I wasn't going to tell yall this, but the guy that is rebuilding the short block, he went in the hospital yesterday.:doh: And I havent heard anything. But even if he hadnt gone in it was going to take 2 weeks.:doh: So there it is. This guy has several c-rail blocks ready but he says he dont get to many 2nd gen motors. ????? Whats up with all the c-rail motors? I figured it would be the other way around.

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Heavyd1980    1
Heavyd1980

Man that sucks alot!:banghead: I have heard that the CR's arent as strong in the lower end as the 2nd gen's, dont know if there is any truth to it but!?!:shrug::2cents:

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Wild and Free    1,100
Wild and Free

Man that sucks alot!:banghead: I have heard that the CR's arent as strong in the lower end as the 2nd gen's, dont know if there is any truth to it but!?!:shrug::2cents:

They are just as strong down low the reason for more cr.s is they fail injectors more often and it can be undetected and misdiagnosed and ran for a long time and that causes melted pistons and scored cylinders quite often. I know of many with bad injectors that had only a surging cruise control as a problem.
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Mopar1973Man    3,659
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They are just as strong down low the reason for more cr.s is they fail injectors more often and it can be undetected and misdiagnosed and ran for a long time and that causes melted pistons and scored cylinders quite often. I know of many with bad injectors that had only a surging cruise control as a problem.

:iagree: Yea... So true... There is a guy in Boise, ID that I went down to see person and he's got a 05 Dodge 3500 CR Cummins it still runs but you can hear at startup how weak the compression is. Once it running it got so much blowby that if you unscrew the cap it will shoot it up of your hand at least a foot into the air. You actually hear a POP when it happens... CR Engine are famous for the injector failures... Just like 24V's are famous for VP44 failures... The only difference is when a CR goes down it can take the pistons and the block with it. :doh:

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dripley    1,067
dripley

i believe i will be holding onto to my 02 for while. that makes a vp sound pretty cheap.:2cents:

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dracozny    2
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:iagree: Yea... So true... There is a guy in Boise, ID that I went down to see person and he's got a 05 Dodge 3500 CR Cummins it still runs but you can hear at startup how weak the compression is. Once it running it got so much blowby that if you unscrew the cap it will shoot it up of your hand at least a foot into the air. You actually hear a POP when it happens... CR Engine are famous for the injector failures... Just like 24V's are famous for VP44 failures... The only difference is when a CR goes down it can take the pistons and the block with it. :doh:

based on that I think I will not move up to a CR.:stuned:

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Heavyd1980    1
Heavyd1980

They are just as strong down low the reason for more cr.s is they fail injectors more often and it can be undetected and misdiagnosed and ran for a long time and that causes melted pistons and scored cylinders quite often. I know of many with bad injectors that had only a surging cruise control as a problem.

Thank you for this info sir, i had a local cummins mechanic tell me that! :shrug: i guess he is wrong.

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JOHNFAK    85
JOHNFAK

They are just as strong down low the reason for more cr.s is they fail injectors more often and it can be undetected and misdiagnosed and ran for a long time and that causes melted pistons and scored cylinders quite often. I know of many with bad injectors that had only a surging cruise control as a problem.

Yeah and if u want another reason for sticking with the vp44 ... Go check out the price on a set of performance CR injectors *ouch*

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