Getting the shortblock back together after the unfortunate piston melting excursion.
Luckily the cylinder and deck weren't damaged...so pretty much a freshen up deal.
Honed it with a flex hone. What appeared to be some marking stuff at the same spot as piston damage on the #1 cylinder wall was a little aluminum from piston. Came right off.
Cleaned up the block with the pressure washer (hadn't used it in two years...took a little time to get it back in the game!).
Threw some paint on it before oil drips all over it. The brass freeze plugs have been in it since original assy. 17 years ago. I like them to look shiny..so I cover them with grease when painting. I'll then use some Scotchbrite to shine them up.
Spent last night gapping the Speed Pro Hellfire rings...that's always fun.
Laid the Callies crank back in place with new bearings. Old ones looked fine...but "while you're there" right?
Went over all the pistons to be sure all was good. Ring grooves are excellent...no issues. The Oliver rods are also perfect. Rod bearings looked perfect on disassembly also.
Thought I had some rod bearings in stock...turns out I didn't. Ordered them from O'Reilly's at 7:30 this morning and picked up a few hours later.
"While you're there" right?
Got 7 pistons loaded back in place. Still waiting on the new one from Diamond. Hopefully soon.
Also need heads back from Brodix...again hopefully soon. And a set of Cometic head gaskets haven't got here yet. Everything else I think I have.
I've got a new timing belt to install on the Jesel belt drive. Other one looks fine but it's been there a long time too. Also new seals for it.
The cam was sent to Bullet to see about re-grinding it with a few more degrees of duration and re-arranging the timing events somewhat. I'm spinning the heck out of this thing (more than I thought I would) so might as well tweak it a little.
I've got a new set of roller lifters to install. The old ones have been there for 5+ years as well as took a 2500 mile road trip when it was N/A.
So, I'm going back together as quick as possible. I was scheduled to do a track rental last weekend, but of course had to bow out. But I will be back at it as soon as this thing is back together!
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