Yes I agree it is not mandatory to go through the engine now, but as you mentioned I am doing it so I have a fresh engine to start with. I am trying to limit the probability of blowing a head gasket, or something easy to fix now, not later.
That sounds like a good list of things to work on. Would you suggest me honing the cylinders or have someone do it? Does that mean I will have to increase the size of the pistons, or make other changes?
I have the Dodge manual, it has some specs I am not sure if that is enough information or if I get halfway through I will need more information. As I mentioned this will be my first time rebuilding any engine so sorry if some questions seem silly.
Thanks for your reply and advice!
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