If you have block hot tanked you have to put new freeze plugs in also cam bearings. I would have the crank checked & polished new main & rod bearings. Why are you decking the block? I would just replace the rod bolts with ARPs nothing else.You shouldnt need align hone either.
Agreed. Spend the $60 and buy a set of ARP Pro series waveloc rod bolts. If you are building a small journal 327 this is a MUST! Those bolts are very small. Even if it's a large journal motor it is time to replace the bolts by now. The factory bolts are knurled and that creates stress risers. You need to resize the rods after replacing the bolts, so do it first and then get the rods resized. Also plan on having the crank snout drilled and tapped for a balancer bolt if it isn't already done.
The crank doesn't have a bolt hole to put the balancer on with...it's a press fit. If you have the threads machined into the crank, you can just use a bolt to put the balancer on, rather than the BFH method I've used.
some cranks on the old 327s have a pressed on balancer. To drill and tap the crank snout is to add a threaded hole so that you can hold your balancer on via a balancer bolt that is less likely to let go.
Another thing... have your rotating assembly balanced when you get your new pistons.
Yes have it hot tanked and put in plugs and cam bearings.Think of it this way if you dont replace freeze pluge & one on the back of the engine starts to leak you have to pull engine or trans to replace it. Freeze plug kit is less than $10.00 cam bearings are around $20 depending on where you buy them. Old worn bearings will give you low oil pressure.
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