well Im working on the short block now......trying to get a less expensive route. Do I really need the forged 4340 crank and H-beam rods? Or is a cast crank and I bean rods sufficient? whats the deal with 5.4" rods and 5.315"? Use a HV oil pump? I am looking at ordering a 342 shortblock from P.A.W. for $1800 allready balanced and with a brand new standard bore block. But if my machine shop gets me a good price Im just going to order the kit and use my old block.