Well the engine is still at the machine shop but i found some old pictures of the tear down and decided to start my own thread to help me keep track of it. After reading alot of your guys builds it inspired me to make my own :grin: The engine is a 1970 350 4bbl with standard compression. I bought it and a th 350 trans for $250 from someone on Craigslist which was of course "running" when pulled. I dont know how long the engine sat but didnt bother me much because i bought it to rebuild from the bottom Up. The plan for it is just getting it honed and the machinist building the short block using the stock rotating assembly. The plan is a good street engine with some decent strip ability with an edlebrock 750cfm carb (currently on car), ta 290-94h-350, heads and intake gasket matched and cleaned up with stock valves(now oversized) new springs, factory rockers, hooker headers with duel exhaust, pertronix ignition, 2800 stall converter and eventually 3.42 rear with posi. Here we go! This is the block right after it got dropped off at my house: The tear down begins! and so do the problems! if you can see one of the cylinders has water in it! It didnt seem to be sitting like that too long as there was very little surface rust that was easily wiped off. The block is stripped! other then that one cylinder everything else looked to be in good condition all the bearings were good nothing else looked funny. Heads, Cam, Intake.. Pistons Just for the record, the engine was disassembled outside but it will be put together in a (fairly) clean garage. More to come hopfully soon! ---------- Post added at 10:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:00 PM ---------- Polished and cleaned up Ta intake Thanks to Nick White!