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Just bought Used Long Block...What to look for
I bought a used long block 258 off of ebay for $60. I picked it up and it looks clean. I pulled the valve cover and the head to check for sludge buildup and scoring of the cylinder walls, and this one looks better than my original that I am running right now! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
I am going to put this one in before spring
I plan to hone the cylinders and replace the rings, cam, timing chain, and oil pump. I am looking for cheap tricks for the rebuild my budget is under $400 and that is including the $60 that I paid for the engine and reworking the head. I work in a R&D machine shop so I would like to do most of the work myself, but being an electrical engineer I may need advise on the rebuild.
If you have any money saving tips or feel that I have left out something important , please let me know.