Another update:

two of cylinder 1's piston rings were destroyed. No major scoring on cylinder walls. Oil ring was ok. Block, crank, and head are at the machine shop to get cleaned, tested, and machined as needed.

Machinist doesn't think that the cracks will be a major setback. After testing the block, he will make recommendations.

One of the timing chain guides was bent. Because of this it was worn through to the metal backing.

Balance shaft is already deleted, presumably by the previous owner's mechanic.

Head looks to be in good shape, and all jet valves are intact. We'll see what the test results reveal.


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