i said i DONT want real high compression. maybe 9-9.5 at the most. i am REPLACING the crank, the heads, the manifold and carb. i am keeping the pistons and rods because the bores were in such good shape, why spend the $$ for all the rebore and pistons...i want this baby to work well, first, then perform second.
on my next one, i'll go a little more wild.
i have the book "how to rebuild your sbc" which is great. i also have chiltons guide to sbc. i also have a video from a guy on the web. good guy-wayne partridge-knows his stuff.
i dont know much...but i know a hell of alot more thsn i did 6 months ago! i just want to make sure i'm keeping my chances for a screw up as small as possible.
if the crank has been turned .10 under and the bearings are new to match, do i still plastigage them?
any other tips as i plow ahead? order of assembly, little tricks, etc?