So I have about 95% of the engine pulled apart now and thought I'd bring some photos over for those who were interested in seeing something a bit different. The plan for this engine is to EFI and Turbo it. I'd like to get a ridiculous amount of rpm out of it too (by using the turbo as an airflow crutch), but I have to determine what parts I have to work with and cost. Then to drop the whole thing into a '69 Firebird, yet to be purchased. So to start, here is my fine working area. I managed to get the engine into the basement so I could keep warm and lay the parts where they will be until needed again. It's actually brighter in there than it appears. A few stock engine specs: 250cid or 4.1L (I have a 292 crank, thinking of making a stroker, but the rod/stroke ratio goes to hell) 3.875" Bore 3.53" Stroke Rods 5.7" long 1.92" Intake valves 1.60" Exhaust valves ~8.5:1 Compression Forged Rods Cast Crank Started with the belt cover and the intake/exhaust manifolds. For any of you that have Chevy 250 experience, you can see the differences. I'm entirely too used to dealing with Big Blocks, these ports are tiny, no wonder they say there are flow problems :'( Looks like it definately sat for a while, some surface rust on the bottom of the intake manifold and in the ports. Engine still turns over easily. Exhaust #1 Exhaust #2 & #3 Exhaust #4 & #5 Exhaust #6 Rusty two ports are Intake #1 & #2 Intake #3 & #4 Intake #5 & #6 Clean thermostat housing, the thermostat and housing were both quite clean. The Manifolds. Intake Manifold port. Exhaust manifold port. Check out what came with the engine. Popped the water pump off, the water jackets are relatively clean. I've certainly seen worse. The front of the engine with all the covers removed, as well as the belt and water pump. Decided to slide the lower sprocket and balancer onto the 292 crank. Fits nicely. Front of the 292 Crank with the balancer on there. Interestingly enough, the distributor cap, rotor and points are brand spankin new. Never been ran new. Not even a hint of an electrical arc. Plugs don't show anything special. Shows the same carboned up look as the ports, no wear on the electrodes. I'm going to stop the post here to make sure it saves it, next post in a few minutes will be digging into the engine.