Suspension was reinstalled. Note stablemate #2511 in the background.
New wheels look small! The car was put on the frame rack but removed once it was determined that the previous baseline measurements from another car were illegible and needed to be redone. This is how my car sits today.
I tore the engine down to a bare block and decided to rebuild the entire thing.
Crank removal. The crank looks great, with minimal wear on each journal.
New Manley H-beam rods with ARP 2000 bolts were purchased. Ford Racing uses these rods in their Aluminator engines, and I'm confident that they will be fine in my engine.
Mahle forged M142 alloy pistons were purchased 0.010" oversized to fit a machined block. The Mahle pistons are 11.3:1 and have a 1mm/1mm/2mm ring pack and coated skirts. The M142 alloy is unique in that it combines the best of the 2618 alloys with the low-expansion 4032 alloys. This means low noise and good service life while coming close to the ductility of 2618 pistons.