that’s great advice. Yea I don’t want a crate motor. I know it will cost more this route but the satisfaction of building it ourselves is more valuable to me. Plus the education for myself and mainly my son is worth the extra cost. i bought a crate on my last engine and it made it easier and cheaper but the only thing he learned from it was how to mount the oil pan, timing chain, intake, carb and distributer. Which was good enough at the time but I want him to fully understand how to build a motor from the ground up, minus the machining part of course.