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Chevy 350 deck height question

Recently picked up a 350 block that's bored / sleeved .030. The left bank of the deck has some rust pitting near the 1st cyl and near the water jacket.

My best check says I'll need .020 removed to be safe, my question is would that be too much? Using a stock crank from an 80 model 350 and stock rods / pistons.

Haven't had the crank or anything in yet, do I need to put them in and check the height (seems not all 350's are exactly the same).

What options do I have as opposed to making the block worthless?

Thanks in advance!

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.020 is not a problem. After decking and cleaning, throw the crank in and a few pistons and check the distance, You`ll likely come out around .005 in the hole or so depending. Then get the correct thickness head gasket to get a good quench distance.
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.020 is not a problem. After decking and cleaning, throw the crank in and a few pistons and check the distance, You`ll likely come out around .005 in the hole or so depending. Then get the correct thickness head gasket to get a good quench distance.
Thanks Double...

What would be a good quench so I'll know which gasket to choose after measuring?
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Thanks Double...

What would be a good quench so I'll know which gasket to choose after measuring?
in most cases .040" is just right.
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