Been a while since I had anything worthy of report going on.
Doing the drop back three steps and move forward in a slightly different direction dance just now.
Made a very good deal on an Eagle 327 crank and rods from another member.
So of course they do not fit the small journal 327 block I already spent the time to clean up!
I have carefully ground off all the nasty exterior casting flash.
Much nicer to handle, no more cuts to my hands and looks better too.
I actually had a high-nickel 4-bolt 350 block gathering dust for years but sold it since I was building a 327.
Wish I could get it back but there is no way.
Now kind of dreaming of an aluminum block, not LS.
Might even be possible since it seems the Gen 1 stuff is being abandoned for the LS fad.
Even with an iron block this should be a fun little engine, Eagle crank and rods, KB pistons, Brownfield aluminum heads, Victor Jr. single plane intake and 650 double pumper carb.
Still have to decide on the cam and lifters.
Was planning on a pretty nasty cam with Rhoads lifters to tame it a bit around town.
Also considering a solid lifter cam to really buzz it up but not sure how much trouble that might be around town.
Yah, local cops already look to get me any time they can.
May also be buying another Elky for the rear tub since it's cheaper than buying AND SHIPPING new rear skins.
And that's not even including getting them put on.
Didn't this start out as a budget build?