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Bottom end disassembled. Crank looks good. Pistons look good. Bearing are original - dated March 1988 (crank) and May 1988 (rods).

Next step is to clean, inspect, and magnaflux the crank and block.

Also need to get bearings and rings ordered. Bearings should be easy enough, but what about rings? Any recommendations? Thanks

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Ended up with Sealed Power rod and main bearings. Was hoping to get Mahle/Clevite but their standard stuff was all backordered.

Ordered set of ARP head studs from Justin at R&D IDI.
 

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Cleaned up the pistons today. I'm not a fan of wire wheeling them; used ultra fine ScotchBrite with some 50/50 (acetone/ATF). Skirts have all machining marks intact and no surprises hiding under the carbon on the crowns.

Hope to get the short block assembled this coming weekend.

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