Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild
Glass beading works well - it won't harm machined surface. If they are going to bead the block, I'd get it hot tanked afterwards to ensure all the beads are out of it. If you are getting a set of rifle brushes, going through the oil galleys and so forth afterwards will really ensure it's all clean.
Read Porfin's thread on rebuilding his 4108 - lots of tips on painting the engine inside & out.
Get your rods resized and get the mains line honed as well - better bearing crush if you do and it doesn't cost much if you get it done along with the valve job. If you had a rod bearing spin you'll need to get the crank ground undersize as well. This is all standard engine building procedure.
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