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Moving on to the main reciprocating assembly, it's time to unbolt the connecting rods from the crankshaft and push the piston and rod assemblies out of the block. We're not reusing these pistons, so there's little need to worry about any sort of cylinder ridge at the top of the bores damaging a ring or piston. We were greeted with these nice, deep scores in the rod bearings. It must be from the trashed roller lifter bearing that also ruined our cam lobe.