You could prob. rent your plate out and recover most if not all of your investment, I'm sure it would help other's like yourself out in the future.8ton said:I had a 1.5" steel plate waterjet cut. It was $200 for design, materials and the cutting. Plus shorter bolts. it worked great.
I had spoken to a FA shop about using theirs, was going to cost me the same plus a trip out of state. They used to do hot honing, but stopped because they didn't see any gains with the 4ag.
8ton said:Go to the beginning of this thread.
I have a '90 smallport block-7 ribs with squirters, stock bore. It moved enough that my machinist was worried about ring longevity. Any extra power is just a bonus.
In the manufacture process, Toyota likely used some other method to 'pre-stress' the blocks. A torque plate takes a lot of time to bolt down to each block, the right fixture in the boring machine could do the same thing in seconds, millions of times over.