- Jun 9, 2002
alright well let me set down here and right you this novel of the happenings of the past few days. the ending result is that the only thing salvagable from the shortblock is the crank and rods. all the pistons are different sizes from being beat around in the cylinder. also all the piston/cylinder walll clearances are between 5-7 thousands over the tolerances allowed. so simply being reringed and honed is no longer an option. SO chris, one of the guys at kauffmans is giving me an 00 block he had laying around his house, dave has a set of JE pistons on the way for me. so as soon as they get here everything will be assembled and given back to kauffmans from the machine shop. they said the first thing the machine shop asked was who the hell assembled the engine. they said whoever did it had no business doing machine work. things must have been in pretty bad shape.just a reminder this engine has 1500 miles on it, and it is getting rebuilt. im going to get some of the ****ered pistons for surveniors of my raping by shm. the best part is like i have said before that my warranty from shm has been voided due to changing the heads, because they do have so much to do with the pistons being abused.