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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:55 pm 
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Pistons and rings look good. Crankcase is clean and bearings don't show as much wear as I'd expect. Someone had been in the lower end which is evident by the lack of a oil pan gasket just some silacone.
I too believe in KISS. More power more problums for the most part. I will be doing a cam. I just rebuilt my dizzy with new bearing seal springs and spring pins.
Can I just hone it at home? The cylinders look great. I've done it before on v8 Chevys.
I appreciate the time and effort you have shown me. Have a great work week.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 7:09 pm 
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there is no gasket needed on the g10 motors....factory used silicone. get some permatex ''the right stuff'' and it will seal it up tight. that's all I use now, at work and at home. for instance, I used it on a front-load washing machine, the bellows at the door had a tear in it, leaking water everywhere....so I dried it up, cleaned with brake-cleen and applied said silicone.....one year later, and still no leaks! (still need to fix it properly :oops: )
if the cylinders are round, no taper you can get away with using a ball-hone....done that before with good results.
but its a personal choice on that.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:41 am 
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Thank you for the information. Who ever was in there last didn't let the silacone sit at all and looks like it squeezed it all out.
i will keep that in mind in the future.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:46 am 
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As suspected the number 2 cylinder valve seat was shot causing my dreaded misfire. Can't begin to tell you how happy I was to finally identify the issue. Just goes to show you persistence pays off.
Never did find my spring compressor so I used a C clamp,crows foot and a washer. Worked great.
Thank you everyone for the help on this issue.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:54 am 
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Home made valve spring compressor

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:19 pm 
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wow that engine looks really clean inside
that ATF trick must have worked or
someone took really good care of it with regular oil changes possibly Synthetic blend oils
I would stagger the rings Put it back together ...and the preferred method for sealing the oil pan is with
RTV (Room Temperature Vulcanizing)
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:22 pm 
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have any other pictures you want to share.?
Like turbo pic's .?
Lets see you ride
I've got to tell ya thats a funny looking chevy sprint
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 3:34 am 
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ATF came out about as clean as it went in. All of the combined issues the engine had left the engine driveable but that's about it. Was a real dog so either it wasn't driven much or not hard at all because of the misfire. It had been passed from one owner to the other because no one took the time or effort to fix it right.
If you take a look at my post " throttle screw has been tampered with now what " and you will see a few pics on page 2.
I have officially repaired or replaced almost everything on the engine since I purchased it in November using this site as a guide for everything I have done.
I have spent the last two days porting and polishing the head and have to say it's turning out great.
I'll post some pics of it tomorrow.

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The buggy is a Drakart. They are built by a company out of California. They race them in Europe in an on road off road type of course. It weighs about 800lbs not including my fat ass. They were available with 2 stroke snowmobile engines. Street bike engines and the standard Geo engines. This one was a Geo version that a previous owner converted to the Sprint turbo engine.
Through another forum I was able to trace it back to at least 5 previous owners. It's been in Oklahoma. Kansas. Colorado. Virginia and now Florida.

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