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Old 05-10-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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just wondering. Its pretty cheap. Does it work????
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just wondering. Its pretty cheap. Does it work????
if you resize with rayaracing it is worth it , remember that that is only 1 component of the engine that needs to be in tip top shape
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although the above mentioned is a great place you do have other options. Many of the worlds top racers do their own engines. I personally have the same tool Adam Drake uses made by Chris Burling @ Bmod racing products. It's a pretty expensive thing but assures a quality job. I like it. It does not egg your sleeve like some of the home made or cheap tools do and it does not pinch the sleeve to far down.

shoot me a email @ alanburton20@gmail.com, although I'm not gonna claim to know it all I'll be glad to check out your engine. I have always had good luck with mine and usually just put a light pinch on it and keep going.
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When done right a pinched sleeve will last as long as a new piston and sleeve.
Quite a few local guy's I have pinched sleeves for say they would much rather have a sleeve pinched than replace with a new one. A new p/s you need to rebreak in and waste fuel and time on. I only recommend a couple tanks slighty richer, unless new bearings or rod are installed.

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alan how much is that tool??? I have my OFNA ultra comp LX .28 that I want to have re-pinched and would like to do it myself
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I want to say $500-$600. Shoot me a email on the iphone @ bug1799@aol.com and I'll show ya a picture.

It's one of the nicest things you can have if you race a lot.
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dreaux, your engine is brand new, and running fine

concentrate on one thing at a time will ya
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