Nope. No rebuilds. Getting the oil pan off was pretty tough. It hadn't moved for over 40
years and it didn't want to move!!
But I got out the dead blow hammer and a
scraper and went to work breaking the seal.
The bearings do look nice and the crank looks just as nice. I think I'm going to be safe
buying std main bearings.
Dave, I plan to cut the ridge if there is any and I planned to hone the cylinders myself with a dingle ball
like you said. I've already bought a set of cast rings in std. size as well as a set of rod bearings. I was waiting to see how the crank looked before I bought the mains but now that'll be next. I have a new oil pump, water pump, and 3 keyway Cloyes timing chain.
I have the custom grind cam and lifters but no cam bearings. If the cam bearings look as good as the mains I'm not going to mess with them. I really think they are OK. If not I'll change them.
I haven't got the pistons out yet but the skirt was hanging down in one of the cylinders and it wasn't scuffed in the slightest from what I could see. I hope the rest look that good too. I'll continue to post pictures so Y'all can see how it's going.