wow dude not many ppl know about those boots! my dads a welder, and i do alot of stuff like that at work where i need them. saw my dad had them so decided to try a pair. i like them.
rods fs are the eagle ones. trying to scrape a few hundred together to pay u and for 2 wastegates.
plate on block-machinist cracked this block, welded plate on it. this is going to be the one try this block gets. if it fails or doesnt do what i need its going in the trash and ill start with a stock sleeved block or benson sleeve job. this one has about 5 minutes of run time on it so sucks to waste it because of small crack. maybe it will be good. i say 95 percent chance it doesnt work correctly. oh well. ill just pull motor and build another.