Originally Posted by trillobite
The old block is a 2-bolt main 22,000 miles, unknown deck clearance, bored to .060, there are quite a few scratches in some cylinders, which I am afraid I will be unable to have safely bored any farther.
Nope if the cross hatch is gone and cylinder scratched top to bottom then its trash. Grab another block look for an 010 in the last digits they are usally a little better and higher chances of getting a four bolt. But two bolt blocks are fine and dont fail below 500 hp they just dont last as long.