My Chevelle's Engine
396 Big Block

After all the machine work was completed, I was able to get all the parts back and ready for reassembly.  The block was bored out .030 over.

Didn't take me long to get the cam and crank laid in.  Cam was a bit difficult cause it was my first one I ever installed.  Pistons went in pretty easy after putting all the rings on by hand.  Double checked all the bearings and re-torqued all the bolts.

Assembled the top end and torqued everything good and tight.  Put more moly lube on the cam lobes and lifter surfaces.  Decided not to adjust any of the valves at this time, since the engine was just going to be stored as soon as it was finished.  This way the cylinders would be sealed up.

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