Originally Posted by trillobite
Got an interesting email from the builder.
"Just left the shop and wanted to run some things by you. The only 79 down 4 bolt at the shop is a .060 over, let me know if that's alright. Also, the owner (Barry) said that with the stock block, crank, etc. He can only guarantee a 0" - .0035" margin between cylinders on zeroing the block. Shoot me a note when you get a chance."
Usually I would think that a .0035 margin as insignificant since it is such a small number. Is that good, bad, or ugly?
I asked him if .060 will be the final bore, if it is, I don't see it as a significant issue, I have a triple pass aluminum radiator, high-flow aluminum water pump, and I assume aluminum heads will help out a tad too.
IMO you're OK w/those numbers, given the circumstances. As long as the "-" is the piston down
the hole, not out the top, and that both banks match, and that each corner is the same- all within reason of course.