So the motor is coming along and is almost done. Gutted the engine and rebounded the cylinders, the factory cross hatching was still there! It wasn't as pronounced as when new but it was still visable. Anyway, new rods and pistons, pulled the rocker assembly apart, cleaned and polished all contact surfaces and balanced the whole assembly (something I've never done as I've only built OHC Toyota engines before this.) Hardened push rods and dual valve springs. Intake ports onnhead had to been punched a few thousandths over factory to fix the hack job the previous owner had done to them. 5 finger intake was port matched and polished internally. Still do t have a carb for it, but I'm going to go with a Weber 36 or possibly a 38 haven't decided. My absolute welding legend of a father built my headre after the one I ordered was a flimsy pile of trash. He used the cheap header's baseplate but built the rest himself. I've seen him do this on Ford v8s but I never appreciated the skill it takes to make a solid set of headers. The whole block was hot tanked and had to be alumi-wheeled to clean off the ridiculous amount of baked on oil. Block and head were primed and shot Gloss Black while all accessories and covers were shot Ford Karat Gold. I'm waiting on my Oil pan and timing cover gaskets and EGR block off so I can finish putting her together. I'll post some pics here in a bit when I can get my feiggin photobucket to work.
Last post I was talking about *Cross Hatching not "rebounded" damn autocorrect