So for a while I've been wanting to build an engine and decided to go with a 350 SBC. I've never built an engine before and frankly have little idea what I'm doing; however, I've always wanted to try so here we go. I purchased a book/dvd combo from Engine Building, Carburetor Tuning & Transmission Rebuild Video and DVD - Torque Specs, Engine Specs & Firing Order which will be my guide through this process. My goal for this engine is to do a very basic rebuild, put it in a vehicle (approx which it came out of), drive it for a few thousand miles, then sell it and move on to my next project and build something more fun. I don't want to spend much money on this first engine in case I screw the engine up I'm not out alot of money.
I was able to find an engine off of craigslist that I purchased complete for a good price (I think) complete that came out of a early 80's Chevy truck, so I'm thinking of doing like a early 80's suburban or something similar. The block is stamped 3970010 which I've read is a good block so we will see if I don't screw it up too bad. The first pics of the engine: