Motors apart----some advice on parts
Finally got the 3.8 SC motor out and apart. I need to resolve a few issues soon to advise the Machine Shop.
1. Pistons---1 cyl needs sleeve, others may require oversized pistons if clean-up takes out too much. If new pistons are needed, what is the best source for custom (compression ht. and oversize). Has anyone attempted a long rod engine similar to the long rod 351 articles (6.2 rod w/correct compression ht.?) Diamond, J.E. , Probe etc.
2. Sleeves ---Any opinions on sleeving cylinders on these boosted motors? My machinest says no problem he does a lot of work on GN Buicks----lots more boost!!
I already have good idea on balancer, cam (crane 000588) roller rockers, (will check pushrod lengths), motor mts, and so on. My search did not get me the answers I needed. If you have info or link, I just may not screw this up!!