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Never built a car motor before, but as for bike motors, they are considered "fresh" when the following is done:
Piston rings or pistons and rings
Cylinder hone or bore
valve guides (if sloppy)
valve lapping (edit)
timing chain (edit)
If I'm forgetting something, I'll add it as soon as I remember.
Oh yeah, we used to clean and then lap valves in order to restore a fresh valve seal. This was done often. Less often, on some motors, valves had to be replaced. This was mostly due to carbs being set lean--people like to change their exhausts/air filters and not bother to re-jet. At any rate, this should give you a rough idea about rebuilding motors in general.
Red CA 1988 GT
BBK 1.5" lowering springs
Some guages and junk.
I dont plan on doing a performance rebuild...going to keep the stock 302 bore. I may throw a cam, headers and heads on it while the motor is out, but that's about it. How much am I looking at? I want completely driveability as it'll be my daily driver.
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