Just to add a couple thoughts...
If you have them balance the flywheel you might ask them to balance the pressure plate with it, that was the recommendation by my machine shop. A very reputable Toyota engine builder told me that I didn't need to balance a Toyota Factory crankshaft.
Also, if that shop has experience with 22s, they should know to machine the timing chain cover with the block if they deck it. My shop only needed clean the top of the block deck about .006", but also machined my timing cover to match.
My machine shop recommended a .020" overbore. One very reputable Toy engine builder did not recommend an overbore anymore than necessary. However, if could go back, I'd seriously consider doing a .060" overbore to get a little more displacement - I believe 79coyotefrg built a .060" over. I realize that it may make the block non- rebuildable again, but I don't plan on rebuilding it again, and I realize the cost for .060" pistons is more money. As I mentioned before, if I could go back, I'd rebuild my 22RE and convert it to a 22R - carb... then ask H8PVMNT if he would work his magic on a supertune!
But if I could go back, I'd seriously consider a Chevy 4.3 Vortec... then while doing that mental exercise, I'd probably end up swapping in a V-8!!... I always wanted a V-8 in my Toy trucks. That swap is not completely out of the realm of possibility in the future.
Yeah I'm planning to bolt the cover on and have them deck it with the timing cover on, that way it's perfectly flat! Well, hopefully.
Maybe this means they will clean the timing cover too, I am paying for them to clean everything so that's included in the price too.
I'm really excited to paint the block, I want it to look nice, plus with all the other shiny stuff. It'll be perfect. Depending on how much the head and block get machined, I'll get a Toyota head gasket. Because I've heard Superior things about them. Nothing in this build is gonna be from AutoZone.
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