Need info on Rebuilding a 360 engine!!!
My '79 360 is knocking, I have been told it sounded like the lifters. I have been told that if you open an engine, you might as well rebuilt it all, because mixing new parts with old parts does not jive really well.. I've been dreaming of rebuilding an engine by myself, but I am not a mechanic and I have to hog my fathers garage now and then... My questions are, should I do a total rebuild, how complicated is it and what do I need as tools and equipment, and would it be overall cheaper than buying a drop-in... Should I bother with performance parts, or just keep the thing stock.. I have a spare engine that I could either use to pratice on, or take it as the rebuiding one until it's ready to swap in... Are there any detailed books on the subject, considering I have the haynes for my yj and the wagoneer(which engine came from)... I really like to learn, but I'm scared of jumping in the hardcore world of engines, well cause I'm not rich and I don't want to [censored] it up more than it is now... Thank you all in advance for you most valuable time and help..
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