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And to be honest..I'm amazed.I would have never guessed that the bottom end would look like this after as many miles as it had,and with the abuse that I put it through.
Now for the pictures:
The factory cross-hatch is still in the bores and is very visible,with no ring groove whatsoever.

The main bearings were in excellent shape:



Same for the rod bearings:


The pistons skirts only show normal wear:


The cylinder heads had very little carbon buildup(that Ford spray can carbon cleaner must work really well),and look to be in perfect shape:

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Wow, that is impressive.

I really think it's a tribute to modern design and fuel injection.

I tore the top off of a 302 not too long ago, just for inspection, of course it was only 70k miles, but it also looked great inside, I couldn't believe it. Same story, still had cross-hatch, practically no valvetrain wear whatsoever.

Congrats.
 

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you guy are lucky mine looked nothing like that.
 

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CR Motorsports said:
What kind of oil and filter did you run and how often did you change it?
I bought it new,and changed the oil the next day(with less than 100 miles on it) to Castrol Syntec 5w30.I ran that oil until Castrol changed their formula to a "faux" synthetic,and changed over to Mobil 1 5w30.I always use a Motorcraft filter,and change the oil/filter every 3-4K miles.
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