wasn't there somebody that had a bet with his friend to build 307 vs something on a budget??? I did a search but didnt find it. What happened with that?
The block has been decked and bored, not honed, it's been align honed and has srp main studs. I also filled it to the bottom of the freeze plugs first. I have a stock crank that is machined but if I come across a large journal steel 327 crank I will go that way. The budget part of this build has went to the dogs. I have already called ROSS about a set of pistons, expensive but if this thing ends up with a turbo like I plan, I'll need them. I'm also now going with a hyd, roller.You're not going to find a forged piston for a 307. If you want to spend $750 for a set, Egge will make them for you. If not, here's what you do. Get a set of forged pistons for a 283. Then use a set of stock length rods for m a 400 SBC (5.565"). deck the block .015-.020 and use a set of steel shim type head gaskets and you're good to go. And BTW, since you don't have the pistons yet, you can't have the block machine work finished. You need to measure the pistons for the cylinder clearance, and know what rings you're going ot run to set the proper hone on the cylinder.