Originally Posted by haulingas
I want ed to do that but the guy at the machine shop sad to freshin it up ie new crank bearings ect.so I I had to rip it down an go from there .was that a dumb move?
A freshen is never a bad idea, but did it need that? Some tests would have given you an idea, but that's a moot point now. You should learn as much as you can and be able to do rebuilds yourself, machine work aside. It'll come to you, just don't set the bar to high starting out.