Hi Tom and 1FastBrick,
Its not bent bad, just if I wanted the sliding head to move I would have to tap it with a hammer, I never slide it so its no loss, just wondering if it will get worse on the 2nd engine. The first engine had some loctite of sorts on the threads from when someone had the front cover off in the past. Whatever it really did its job.
Thanks for the confirmation of the rod and main numbering. It shows that these engines were put together with more care than your average smallblock Chevy!
Not much done on the truck, removed driveshaft, cat back exhaust and lot of cleaning of the removed parts.
I have to say I am worried, the BOSS said "You're going to get it to run soon withouttaking the interior out right?" To which I said I hope so, not wanting to tell her that I plan to remove not just the interior but the whole body as well. When that time comes it has to be FAST!