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Suitcase main caps

Posted by Okibonoe, Oct 21, 2019

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  1. Okibonoe

    Okibonoe Probationary Member

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    Is it possible to purchase them separately to add to a NA 1g block? If so, where?

    Tia
     
  2. delta448

    delta448 DSM Wiseman

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    The DSM 6 bolt 4g63s all had the "suitcase handle" style main bearing caps whether turbo or not. The 7 bolts have a one-piece girdle style, which is actually a stronger design, it's one of the very few things about a 7 bolt that is. Kiggly actually sells a brace that can be used to tie the caps together on 6 bolts.

    Edit: added "DSM"
     
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  3. Okibonoe

    Okibonoe Probationary Member

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    Thanks for the response! I always thought the SOHC 4g63's (like in a Mighty Max) were missing handles and squirters. Lol guess I was wrong.
     
  4. delta448

    delta448 DSM Wiseman

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    If they were non turbo engines, they didn't have the piston oil squirters. However, they do have a pad cast into the block where the squirters would have been and you can drill and tap them to use the 1G style squirters if you wish.
     

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  5. biglady112

    biglady112 Proven Member

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    There indeed was individual main cap sirius engines. Think 1980’s era stuff.
     
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  6. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    I used to use those blocks for strokers, no cap grinding.

    I doubt you’ll get a set of paired caps to fit. They not only need to be line bored and honed, but have to fit tight in the main register.
     

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