Best size hone for my 426 cylinder?

What size of ball hone do i need? The manual says the bore is 3.74in or 95mm. I have the option of 3 3/4" (95 mm) or 4 1/8" (105 mm) both 180 grit.

Out of the two witch would be better? I read some where on here that it should be 4 to 4 1/4 and i read some where else on here that you wanna get the 3 3/4? :cheers: thanks!

And for those who say i cant hone it.... :banghead:

Edited by 84rm250

What's the bore measure?

The bore is 3.74in or 95mm, from what the manual says.

FYI. go easy on it with the hone. your not really supposed to do it. However a gentle clean up should be ok.

....And for those who say i cant hone it....:banghead:
FYI. go easy on it with the hone. your not really supposed to do it....

Check back with us after the work is done. I have run a loosely fitting bottle-brush hone through a plated cylinder once up and once back with no major problems, but a real 'hone' might be a bit rough on the plating.

Yeah, a real quick and lubed hone should be alright. Just enough to de-glaze and re-crosshatch.


thanks gray! Should i shop around to find the 4inch? This was just what i found on the Snap-on web site, I'm going to ask my Snap-on guy if he can get the 4inch.

Unless you have a really good reason for buying it from Snap-On, you might want to Google Brush Research regarding the hone. They don't make them in 4", but they are, as far as I know, the source for Snap-On, and should be much less expensive.

I have a credit line with snap-on so it makes it abit easyer and he priced the 4 1/8 at $50 as to the local tool store wanted to order me one for $67. And i figure the snap-on will be better then the no name from the tool store. I will google Brush Research and see what i can get one for from there. Thanks again!

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