The engine is completely apart and the block is ready for the honing. I have decided this is the last leg for this block. After this next set of runs after this rebuild, however many days or years, this block is history.
I am starting a special savings account to invest in a Big M Block. Maybe some nice sponsor will donate one and I can put their name on the hood and front fenders! The rear fenders will go to the sponsor who donates some CNC Heads (I would be happy with Dart Pro 1 CNC 355 heads).
I am going to IEPW tomorrow for all of my gaskets and some main bearings. I changed the rod bearings in January this year, but not the mains. All of them look very good. The mains have been in there since April 2006.