Blue is best
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: ontario, canada
Decking block with Nikasil liners
Need some advice from those with experience -
Just received a replated '00 block from Millenium. While the bores look great, are straight and finished honed very nicely the gasket surface on the block does'nt look great in that it has been chemically etched (roughened) from the plating process (see pic). I want to get the block decked not only to get back a proper sealing surface but to get the P to H clearance I want (need .010" taken off).
Has anyone had any issues decking/surfacing with the Nikasil plating - Millenium does'nt recommend it as they say the plating can chip but I think with a good radius/chamfering around the top of the bore there should'nt be any problems. They recommended grinding instead but grinding alumimum presents a whole mess of it's own problems (namely keeping the grinding stone from clogging) and I'm not even going to go there.
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