Does anyone have a rough cost figure for balancing and blueprinting a 6.0? I'm doing some thinking and forward planning for a major engine project that's probably two years out...
We balance the biggest majority of all high performance 6.0 rebuilds we do; it makes a HUGE difference in engine reliability with these engines.
Blueprinting is only doable on a limited level. Without +/- .001, .002, .003 ect bearings available, individual journal sizing is almost impossible to do. We have looked into having the bearings custom made but very cost prohibitive. It really boils down to being very **** about checking components for consistency before assembly then plastigauging everything during assembly. They can still be brought to very tight tolerances with good machine work and a proper understanding of correct procedure.
As we get deeper into the engine work, I'll be carrying a pretty hefty line of balanced internal assemblies, short blocks, and long blocks with components of the customers' choosing in the very near future, so give me a heads up when the time comes