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Old 01-22-2004, 01:54 PM
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how important is measuring..

i am rebuiling a sbc 350 that i got out of a junk yard. it is a gm crate engine. it was in decent shape. this is my first rebuild ever.
after tear down, i found it was in good shape, except for one main bearing and some slight wear on one journal. i had that ground .10 under.
i am keeping the crank and 4 bolt caps. i am replacing cam, all bearings and gaskets, lifters, push rods, etc. the pistons, stock, are in good shape as well, except for carbon buildup on the top. i am keeping them. the bores barely had a ridge. my machinist said it looked good. i am also keeping the rods.

i am going to replace the heads w/ 2.02-1.67 and i got a street dominator aluminum manifold and a 650 holley carb.
i am going for 300-325 hp. i think i'll get it w/ what i'm doing. i dont want real high compression, the crank is going to give me fair lope at idle, etc.
my question is two fold.
one, does it seem i am on the right path for my goal and two, how important is it to measure everything before i put it back in w/ micrometers, etc?
anything i have to really be aware of?

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