65' T-Bird 390 help!!
My name is Dwayne, and I just bought a 390 FE outta a Thunderbird (or so the guy told me) and here's the story and questions I have. I have it in my garage and I took it apart and found that almost every push rod was bent and the oil pan had water in it, the guy I bought it from was kinda out there so my dad thinks he set the timing wrong and went to fire it and bent the rods, its got a brand new timing chain, oil pump, fuel pump, and water pump on it. Here's my question... for the crank and pistons how worn is to worn, the pistons have got brown on them but if I hit them with a wire wheel it would all come clean, can I re-use them??? Also if the crank looks good do I still have to regrind it and get oversized bearings or if it looks good just use it??? Everything looks good and clean. I'm gonna hone the cylinders, and by no means is this a race motor, I have a 1975 Ford F250 highboy I'm gonna put it in. It's gonna be all stock just with a cam and headers. Any help with my questons is appreciated.
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