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Bore out (the cylinders of an internal combustion engine) again, typically in order to widen them.
- ‘At the same time the tube lines would examine new ways of peak fare pricing, new signalling, reboring tunnels and even building entirely new tubes.’
- ‘This makes it possible to rebore bushings which have been used on the left side and reapply them on the right side, thus prolonging the life of the bearings.’
- ‘You had to rebush the rod if the slack was excessive, or rebore the big end if it was split - all of which you hoped could be deferred until the entire affair had to be dismantled for white-lead testing.’
- ‘Reboring the engine will increase your displacement and the power of the engine.’
- ‘Both Wilson and his gunsmith, Larry Cooper, consulted with John Linebaugh, then had Cliff LaBounty rebore and Dave Adams rechamber the gun to another calibre.’
- ‘When the cylinders of an engine become worn it is necessary to re-bore them.’
1An act of reboring an engine's cylinders.
- ‘On stripping the engine, it needed a rebore, 4 new pistons with rings and new bearings.’
- ‘Can anyone recommend a reliable shop to do the rebore?’
- ‘Rebores increase the engine displacement.’
- 1.1 An engine with rebored cylinders.
- ‘If it's a rebuild rebore, with the stock pistons, a machine shop might make the stock pistons work.’
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