The engine is from a 1978 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon from my best friend. He has owned it for many years and is of very special value to him as well as me. We're overhauling it bec. due to a broken harmonic balancer bolt the front of the crankshaft was ruined. This is my first engine overhaul. Hope it turns out good, as the next one will be my Mustang's 302.
I will update this thread as we progress, so stay tuned!
That's how the block came from the machine shop after being honed and before we cleaned it. With the first burst of air, it made a huge rust cloud from the water pockets lol!
That's the stock 19XX camaro bumpstick.
After we cleaned it, and with a light coat of motor oil on the bores to keep them from rusting.
It already had these goodies in it. Edelbrock performer intake, .40 flat top pistons, Moroso tall valve covers, polished factory radiator fan, Mr. Gasket chrome oil pan & timing chain cover, Accel dizzy cap & rotor
Painted motor mount plates & stock pulleys, rebuilt starter & alternator, edelbrock carb and some mid lenght headers from a brand I don't remember lol
Pics of the new toys. Almost all of the external bolts will be stainless steel.
Crank installed & oiled