Hey, remember that time I wrote a post about Jeff’s 1970 351 Cleveland engine rebuild in his Ford Mustang Mach 1? Yeah, those were the good old days, weren’t they? Man oh man…
Oh well. Anyway, he got the engine block back from the machine shop with a pretty little bow on it. I just love stuff when it comes back from the machine shop. In goes some dirty piece of metal and a dream and out comes a new looking and shiny piece of metal. I can understand how some people wouldn’t care too much about an engine block, but c’mon, go rebuild one yourself and tell me if you don’t care after that. It’s quite an experience.
Blah, blah, blah…ok, to the pictures…
These two photos are of the engine block after it was returned from the machine shop. Ooohhh, how nice. Do you remember what it looked like? Here’s a reminder.
These are the new camshaft bearings that were pressed in.
These are some before and after photos of the crankshaft bearing caps.
This is a before and after picture of a piston and rod. Pretty cool, huh? Of course, the engine won’t stay this color. It’s going to get painted, so we’ll have to wait to see what that looks like.