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yp

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:46 am

Milled Cylinders

Hi there...have found a set of nice big twin cylinders,overall in good shape,dirt cheap.... but the top surface area on both has been milled right down,almost to the first fin......could these be used in any way,or just decoration....any ideas why some one would have don this.........thanks
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steph

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:53 am

If the valveseats are untouched , I'd say go!
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BREWSKI

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:43 pm

Sounds like someone was wanting to play ""ricky racer",go fast on a budget. BREWSKI
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Fiskis

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:59 pm

It smells like someone has done some mixing of UL and VL bottom ends, rods and cylinders and the pistons have not reached far enough at top dead center. Also some replacement, maybe automotive, piston might have caused the milling job. I'm sure they will come to use one day.
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steve@vlheaven.com

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Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:35 am

Could be someone trying pop-up pistons to improve gas flow, but they would have had to provide clearance in the heads.

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