machine shop question
I found a (said 1994) LT1 on Craigslist for $1500. I was looking for 374 alum heads and saw this engine looking like brand new (rebuilt block) sitting on a engine stand. The man said he got it out of the machine shop for a guy that owed $1500 and was out of work so he got it out for some guy and held the engine for payment. I asked why he only wanted 1500 for it and he said it had been in the shop for a year and wanted his 1500 back. I took the engine home, with out pan and valve covers or intake. It is a 2 bolt with 374 heads, I think some one used the wrong cam in this install, like a SBC cam. There is no long pin on the cam snout.
Anyway there is lube grease at the journals and mains, and I have searched all over the engine and can't find a stamp no where to see if the mains have been turned. I always thought the common place was on the counter weight nearest the crank snout. I have not pulled the heads yet and guess that I have to to see what and if it was bored to. Also on the underside of the pistons I find FMA 425p.
'00 Safari SLE with '95 4bolt 355 LT1; decked .010'', hand ported 374s & intake (David Vizard tech), 1.94/1.5", farmed out EFI 24x, 2001 LS1 pcm, VooDoo 211/219*, w/1.7" rr .574"/583", 4L60e, shift kit & corvette servo, G80 GT4, 3.73:1, ported & massaged Granny's Speed Shop headers, true duals, 2 long Cherry Bombs used for resonators, 2 long Thrush Turbo mufflers, local tune under an Oak tree. 5 year project/swap.