Just a quick update and a few pics.
Unfortunately for some reason the paint on the block reacted when I put the final coat of matt black on so rather than return it with a wrinkly block it was out with the Nitromors and time to strip the block:
And fresh paint:
Then after cleaning out all the oil galleries etc. it was time to prepare everything for the build:
Quick shot of the fresh hone on the bores:
Then it was time to start the build – fitted the oil squirter jets:
And then went to start laying the crank – however – first bearing out the pack failed inspection and halted progress:
So, as soon as the replacement bearings arrive and subject to them being ok – the build is ready to continue…