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I'm thinking of buying a 331 that was raced one season....just the short block.....He wanted more power and built a 347...How tough are these engines? Anything to look for other than the obvious picture windows in the block??? Russ...
 

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Check for ring grooves in the cylinder bores and worn out bearings or wear on the crank like you would with any other motor. Since it was sprayed look at the pistons and see if you see any small bubbles or pock marks from it getting too hot. These will usually show up around the edges of the pistons where the metal is thinnest. With any sort of "unknown" motor like that I would at least re ring it and put in new bearings.




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