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After a few phone calls, we sourced a set of rebuilt big block Gen IV Vortec Chevy heads from a friend. We installed those heads rather than spend extra money to remachine the existing heads.
We also installed a new timing chain and oil pump, and replaced the rusty oil pan and all the engine gaskets.
After a thorough degreasing, we masked and prepped the engine for paint, and re-sprayed it in ceramic Chevy orange high temp engine paint from Eastwood. New chrome valve covers completed the look that the customer was after.