Here we go again!
Before obtaining the '96 engine I got from FRT_FUN (the recent one that blew up..
) I was working over another '96 engine I got off Craigslist in 2005 to have "just in case" that sat in my garage until March 2012 when I finally decided to look into it. Turns out that engine was seized up and wouldn't rotate, so this is what I found after pulling it apart:
Not good. The rings slightly rusted to the cylinder walls, but overall condition was good for the most part. No scoring, could still see some cross hatch in a few places through the glazing. Picked up a ball hone and ran through all the cylinders and this is what we ended up with:
Looking good so far, now for the rest:
Now that the cylinder walls are in perfect condition it's time to measure things out:
I don't believe this motor had very many miles on it when it was obtained. Next step was to order rings and that's where we ran into problems. No place in town it seemed could you obtain rings for STOCK bore size, even had some issues online. Didn't look hard enough:
So theoretically, $110 and I'll have a good shortblock again. I hope.
Yeah, I'm one stubborn son of a bitch..