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350 budget rebuild suggestions

Hey everybody!

My name is Sam and writing to you from sweden!
Im a owner of a chevy truck with a dead 350 TBI and looking for advice on a budget rebuild.
The issue with the motor was one piston got burned stuck, the engine wouldnt turn over so i have deassembled everything and thinking if its possible to reuse the crank and rods and just buy new pistons.
Im hoping that the block only would need to be honed due to some dirt that has rusted. Im gonna upload some pictures so you can see and help me decide.
This engine build is gonna be a daily driver build, not looking to squeeze out a huge amount of HP, iīve understood itīs hard to do that with the 193 heads and TBI.
But do i need to balance the rotating assembly if i only change the pistons? I have a understanding that the chevy rotating assembly is internaly balanced?

Well im really looking forward any feedback, I want to do a budget rebuild due to cash and a new engine is so f""king expensive here in sweden, as everything else!

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Sounds like you'll probably need to get it overbored and possibly a new connecting rod. Will probably need to polish the crank while you're there.

Then just go to a good auto part supplier and get a master rebuild kit. You can probably upgrade to a mild "RV cam" for little extra cost. Machine work and block prep can mean a lot for both power and durability, if you take your time and do everything right along with possibly getting your ECU retuned you could easily pick up 10-15% power and have it last near a half a million miles. Details count.
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I agree with the master rebuild kit, it will have every thing you need except a cam, a RV cam is a good choice to. Before ordering a kit have your engine block work done so you can order the correct pistons.
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what AP said,the quality of the end result is in proportion to the effort before hand
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Thanks for the replies and welcoming to the forum!
So what I should do is have the block machined, maybe resized if needed and then I might as well go ahead with a master kit...any recommendations on a kit? Manufacturer? Online reseller?

Thanks in advance!
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