Id clean the block deck with some gasket remover from vato zone and some coolant flush, maybe even give it a double dose of the coolant flush from the way things look.Cleaning is done by....? Gas, oil, toothbrush, rags,? Or is there something special that will really hook it up?
dirts no problem, it's the contition of the cyl. wall's (not to mention the crank & rod journals) that I'd be worried about, there's a TON of rust on everything in those pic's.its been sitting for about 2 years under a sheet... but yes only 12k miles on her, although she is a bit dirty
that ring around the top is bigger than what your talking about & isnt even from cyl. to cyl. call it what you want, from the pic's I'll call it rust. easy enough to tell, if you run your finger around the top of the cyl. & it come's back with anything other than oil on it, it needs honed at a minimum but most likely wil need bored.Looks like they put something on the cylinder walls to keep them from rusting. I'd clean the gasket surface, throw the heads on it and check the compression. The ring at the top of the cylinder is normal as the oil doesn't get to it to lube it. I know you know that though. Just trying to sound smarter than I am.
Yeah, they don't look that bad to me. I'd use it. If I were building a high dollar engine I would do like Casper said, but if I bought it to save money, I would clean it and use it.since i received it, all ive done was take off the heads and made sure that it would crank by hand... turns very smoothly and what not but as for the rusty appearance, like i said its been sitting for a about 2 years. the cylinder walls are in good shape though from what i can tell
if I was gonna throw it in a d/d, maybie. but if I needed a d/d motor I'd just buy a complete running one, 4.6's are dirt cheap around here.Yeah, they don't look that bad to me. I'd use it. If I were building a high dollar engine I would do like Casper said, but if I bought it to save money, I would clean it and use it.
what I don't like is the very top of the cyl.'s. that dark band at the top look's like rust to me & if thats the case, plan on a full rebuild or just pass on this one. your at a point in power were it'll cost you big time if you start to cut corner's.well i just know my motor has high mileage and figured this was a good route. I could put my heads on there and then up the boost on my procharger.Casper what can you see in the cylinders that you dont like? I know there is some rust on the outside. i am planning on cleaning it up and putting it in. What do you think would be a minimum that i could do and not have any worries?