- Dec 27, 2000
- Florence, SC (Timmonsville SC)
- 71 War Bonnet Yellow VERT 71 BH Blue CPE (SOLD)
Drat!!! Upon assembly, freshly turned 3.48 crank didn't feel right as I rolled it in the bearings ... I had previously dry-fitted it for plastigage clearance (that was on the money) but did not roll it through at that time. Turns out the idiot machinist damaged-raised the area around #1 main journal's oil hole. I could probably have it polished/ground-out/repaired ... but I think I'll have more in this 10/10 under iron crank than is practical. So ... I think I may go with a new 3.75 or 3.8 cast crank, pink rods (or equivalent) and .110 dished hypereutectic (sp?) pistons (about 9:1 CR w/ my heads & 3.8) ... been kinda hankerin' to do this anyway. I've got what should be an appropriate cam (222/.460) for this street-only driver (not nitrous) '71. BTW, have acquired a different machinist. So ... any thoughts on these choices?