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Do heads have any signs of damage too?
Any valves stuck in open position while off engine?
 

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Is it just me or does that piston show signs of valve contact?
 

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Is it just me or does that piston show signs of valve contact?
I thought that at first, but it looks to be in the wrong place as the valves are at an angle to the top of the piston.
 

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So be prepared to spend money and the heads will at least need to be looked at too. You may find more carnage on the bottom end once you get the pan off. If you find a lot of bad down in there it may be better to look at a long block.
 

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Went back to the garage and turned the engine over to remove the oil pan. While I'm doing this, I hear a lot of metal pieces clanging around and knew I was in trouble. Took off the oil pan and the rod belonging to the cracked piston was completely destroyed. The cylinder skirts of multiple cylinders were destroyed as well. It looked like a crime scene. That's okay, I wanted a roller block anyways haha.

Thanks for everyone's help and comments, I will be asking a ton of questions in the future on how to build a stroker. And I like your idea macstang, I think I might look into a 351.
 
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