Originally Posted by techinspector1
There are only two scenarios where you can safely say that and it be true.
1. You bought the motor brand new from the manufacturer and nobody has laid a wrench on it since then.
2. You have had the motor disassembled yourself and verified the pieces that are in it.
Otherwise, you don't even know the cubic inches of the motor, much less anything else about it.
Fair enough, I'm simply speaking from my own experience, in that the last 4 "stock" 70's 350's I took apart were exactly that, as were anyone else's I have helped or watched being taken apart....i, perhaps wrongly, assumed the OP knew exactly what he had before he started adding parts. You are fundamentally correct tho....I stand corrected