I have the 268 block with crank, balancer, rods, cam and timing cover..
I have the complete 5000 engine (I hope, it showed up in buckets and boxes!!) but from what Ive seen everything seems to be there.. FYI the original is a 233, it has eaten enough water that the crank needs ground.
So the plan was to just re-ring and bearing the 268 block, change the front timing plate so we can use the 5000 inj pump.
I have the tools and can rework the head, I also have the tools to check and build the injectors.
sounds simple doesnt it.. til we go to put the block on the stand.. the head bolts are the wrong size, newer blocks are 9/16 bolts not 1/2. ok NH has a stud kit.(OUCH). My father is a machinist, and says he can build the studs. I get the pistons out and now we are here..
it seems you understand basket cases too.
OH where are you located... Im in Idaho..