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You might think that as semi-professional magazine-type people we’d think ahead and get a shot of all the used crate engine components before we began this project—and you’d be wrong. The crate we bought had already been disassembled after a blown head gasket. The block had signs of rust from where coolant had been allowed to sit in the bores (which you can see the remains of here). So before any money changed hands we had race engine builder KT Engine Development make the determination on whether the block would clean up with a 0.030 overbore. By the time they said we were good to go, work began in earnest and we forgot to get photos of our original purchase.