Had my old balancer spray welded and fixed!!!! 90 bucks central metalizing in Saginaw!!!! Going to finish the motor up tomorrow tape it off and do the final paint touch up, get the boat out of storage and stuff the motor for my New Year gala event!!! Then next I'm pretty sure I'm going to send the carbs out and convert to E 85. Seems like with todays gas you never know for sure what you are getting and I see a lot of burned pistons. Never used to see burned pistons on big blocks, just snomobiles. I guess the e 85 is higher octane, burns cooler and pretty much elimenates the burned piston thing. Supposedly uses 1/3 more fuel. If you used to burn 10 galons you will now burn 13. Still a lot cheaper than a 10,000 dollar motor every 2 years. 550 bucks to have a guy in Minnesota convert boost reference and flow test the carbs. Thinkin' thats whats happinen'. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, pic's to follow!!!