Hey, thanks for the help in advance. Right, so im going to pull my block to take it to the machine shop and get it cleaned up and bored. Never had the engine this torn down before so it's kind of a learning experience. Im stuck at the water pump. I have all the bolts out and all the brackets are taken off, but it wont budge, what am i missing? Also, what else needs to come off BEFORE i pull the motor? And what should still be on/in the block when i take it to the machine shop? Thanks for the help, any other comments would be appreciated too.