Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
Cheap, Fast, Reliable.
It seems he can only have two.
When I made the well documented "stupid mistake" there were two slight marks on the crank. If someone came here and asked..I would be the first to say "have it turned and oversize the bearings". Using emery cloth made for polishing the crank (pun away
) the marks were cleaned up to the point of not being able to feel them. Still visible though. I knew the chance was there for the bearings to wear prematurely. And they did.
At this point..here'* what I'll have,
I'll get the new motor and inspect the cam closely. Oil pressure never hit 0 and there were no chunks in the oil...Therefore unless the pick up tube says differently I will assume the cam, springs and timing chain "should" be reusable. Inspection will make the final determination.
Install the new parts onto the new motor, drop it in and enjoy. Meanwhile the old motor should only need a crank and bearings to be a good motor again. It has new piston rings and duplicate parts for oil pan, intake manifold. and supercharger. it'* fate has not been decided...but it has potential.