- Jan 18, 2008
As "Biker" Said... Make Lemonade. I personally have seen way worse, thrown together just to go to work on "Monday" morning, and still running just the same years later. So check everything, make sure all the threads in the block are good...lay the head bolts out and and measure them, just in case the ones that were near that cylinder got stretched... make sure the heads are flat, maybe have the heads gone over...you get the idea...As long as the engine had good oil pressure and ran ok, putting it back together and running it should be a good choice. That's what I would do. The original SB that was in my truck, went 46,000 more miles after finding both cylinder heads cracked.The machine shop that did a Quick Rework on some junk yard 882's I picked up, said the affected cylinders probably had cracked pistons. And when I tore the engine down after replacing it, they were right... So Get Busy Making Lemonade.