Thanks for the compliment, Travis.
I wont be throwing a whole lot into this block, I don't think it's worth it. It will be used as a street/strip motor in the Camaro, so not a daily driver. I plan on buying a Vega or Monza sometime, so if the motor makes it that long, I'll throw it in there...should be easy 10's.
Anyway, I'll just take it to the machinist and have him look at it. The problem I have is finding affordable hypereutectic or forged pistons in .060 oversize for a 400. Maybe I need to look harder.
In the meantime, is there a way I can remove the rust to see if I've got any pitting without any harm?
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Art Morrison Ent. Inc.