someone who builds motors please help!!!!
I bought a 1969 351W from a shop because supposedly my 85 block was garbage. i was all excited because it was supposed to be stronger, blah blah blah and all the who ha! but then after getting it home and looking at it one day. (a week or two after i brought it home)i noticed there was a hole in it. if you look at the front of the motor, the hole is in the wall above where the camhole is (the hole would be covered up by the timing cover.) if that doesn't make sense...if you look into the hole, you can see into the lifter valley. the hole it'self is about the size of a dime, maybe slightly greater or smaller. my question is...can i still use the block? there is nothing else wrong that i know of, but i would greatly appreciate the help if someone knows.
1. if i can use it, should the small hole be patched (if that is possible, i don't want the damn thing to blow up on me)
2. if i can't use it....then what should i do to the guy that sold it to me?..haha
my fault for not paying attention i guess. but still sucks
if you guys want a pic..... then let me know. again, thanks for the help. this is my first build...and i'm kinda thinkin the guy at the the shop ripped me off because he knew that this was my first.