1. The basis for this build is an early ’70s DOAE-L two-bolt-main block. Dale Meers Racing Engines (Buffalo, Kentucky) pressure tested and crack checked the block prior to decking it using a BHJ fixture to ensure that the decks are parallel to the crank centerline. The staff then bored and honed it with a torque plate. It was then align-honed with ARP studs. The bore size was taken out to 4.030-inch.