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a rough day on project cutlass

By steve420_247

today i was intending on installing the engine and tranny in my project cutlass. i started by draining the old oil becouse i was going to put a new oil pan gasket on before the install and i wanted to do a little inspecting becouse just prior to pulling it i noticed a white film build up on the dipstick. after dropping the pan i found the pick up had fallen out of the pump and was sitting in the pan.
*** i recomend that anyone who has the oil pan off secure the pick up in a manner better than GM did. i personally tacked it in place, though i'm told if a welder is not avalible epoxy will work. ***
now comes the problems. so i decide that i better check the top end for oil starvation. so off comes the heads. then i find some minor scoring, that i probably could have go away with, but that all the cross hatching from honeing was gone. it was like a mirror. well if your going to do something, might as well do it right. so i strip the block down and monday its off to the machine shop. is there such thing as a smooth build?

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