acr said:Or maybe even a short block from GM. Can the hole be drilled, is it a major operation to do so?
That's why I sold the block and crank. I just bought a '97 Vortec, pulled the heads ported them, added VS and a nice roller cam. Topped it off with a Victor Etec intake copy for less than I could have built the other motor for and it is a .GM assembled Bottom endI built a 350 roller engine short block a few months back for a friend to put in his 32 5W. BUT be forewarned........by the time you do it right, bore the block, new pistons & rings, turn the crank, new timing chain, new oil pump and buy a good gasket set, bearings and seals.............you will be at almost as much as GM charges (after adding in the the price of the junk yard short block price........ and the machine work)