I just picked up two buildable standard bore 454 cores last week, for $150. One block came with the the cast crank flat top pistons and rods still in it, the other came with the flat top pistons and rods sitting in the bores.
My Question, is it worth keeping the rods and pistons or sending them to the scrap meatal bin. The crank is toast, as well as the #1 and #2 rods due to spun rod bearings, but the other 6 are ok. The other set, the pistons have alot of carbon build up , but the rods look ok. Just wanting to know if they are worth keeping for a rebuild or not.