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Projects Tips for engine honing frame/support?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fstarocka, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Fstarocka
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
    Posts: 175


    Hi guys - ive read here and there about ppl using a support for honing cylinders? Anyone made one? Currently using a slow heavy duty drill (it works quite well) except when i nick the block so looking at making some kind of contraption I can use to limit the stroke - i can handle the drill ok, but hoping to avoid going too deep..

    maybe theres a simpler way?
  2. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,927

    from Missouri

    Stand on something so your arm's won't extend down to nice the block.
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  3. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,437

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Hmm...I just use my brain power..! Use what your mom gave you.

    I slide the hone into the cylinder (not running) and just touch the the bottom of the cylinder, no farther. Then I notice how far down the top of the hone is from the block deck. I'm working the hone, I know...don't go any deeper than...this point.
    No where near the main webs. Simple as you go.

  4. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 3,504

    from illinois

    A storm door safety chain/ spring ( travel limiter) , connected to a turnbuckle ( for fine adjustment) hung off your engine hoist ( or rafters ??). That's why I use a dingleberry hone now , can't really hurt anything if you over travel ..
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  5. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,129

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Piece of tape on shaft of hone extending out about 3" positioned so when hone is at bottom it will touch the deck surface. I like previous post.
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  6. All of the methods above will work.:D Do not overthink things.:eek: This is not rocket science.:rolleyes:
  7. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 2,093

    from Brooks Ky

    Agree with 2old2fast. Make something with a spring and a rod so that as the spring stretches the rod moves down till it hits a stop. Use all thread and weld a thick washer to a big nut.
  8. Fstarocka
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
    Posts: 175


    thanks for the ideas - ive been managing pretty well using the hand method but the 454 i just did had some tight areas - my solution is to find a heavy duty low speed drill with an adjustable clutch - I have used my ridgid cordless, i set it up enough to work the hone but slips when it jams- but the drill is working a little hard and the batteries arent happy-

    Ill have to see if anyone makes a nice heavy dusty clutch drill with the ring-

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