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Guys I need a complete list I should ask a person when buying a built engine.
IE:
1. What kind of rods
2. What kind of pistons.
3. etc
Thanks for the list in advance guys I really appreciate it!
 

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GET RECEIPTS!! Ask about cam size and degree of timing, pushrods rockers valve springs all the valvetrain is really important. Be sure to find out what ALL has been done to the motor before you sign the dotted line. Balanced? Shot peened? Where was it built what parts were used? You need proof of actual workmanship/quality. Compression ratio, injector size and MAF match? What fuel does he run in it? RPM capabilities? Is there a warranty? Whatever comes to mind..
 

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You want specifics for every internal part.

Pistons:
style: flat top, dome, dished
size
material
ring type
ring position
bushed or press fit pins
valve reliefs or not
what size valves they accommodate

Pushrods:
hardened or not
size
length

cam:
every specification you can get

rods:
material
style: H or I beam
rod bolts: stock or aftermarket

crank:
material
stock size or reground
fillet radius or not

block:
bored oversize or not
how old
condition of freeze plugs
history of blown gaskets like head, timing cover, or pan
condition of timing cover
any other machine work such as clearancing for rods, if it's been decked, or if it's been align honed
 

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Thanks for the replies guys!! Especially Eagle, thanks for that list. Oh and Eagle you might know the man who built it. Red Wallace from the Clover SC area.
 
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