Made some more progress tearing down the 350 today, got the intake and valve covers pulled.
Someone wasn’t great about oil changes, but I’ve seen worse.
The areas around the exhaust crossover are pretty coke-y and the low spots in the heads have some sludge buildup. I’m not concerned (yet) about the condition of the bottom end; but I’m suspecting based on apparent mileage alone this will be in need of a bore.
Next up will be pulling the rockers, pushrods, and lifters. If I’m lucky I’ll have the heads off soonish to actually survey the bores. I have a lead on a good machine shop from a coworker, will give them a call before too much longer. I want to get this stripped and out of here (to be tanked/bored/honed) so I can clean up (anyone want an intake, an exhaust manifold, waterpump, some heads, and/or other odds and ends?) and get back to working on the front end of the car. I’d like to be done disassembling before I start putting the engine together and begin refurb’ing all the stuff for the front of the car.
I also really should finish the hardware storage solution I got started with before tearing into this car...