We like doing things ourselves, but there are some things that we know we should not start dabbling in without a lot more training and specialized equipment. Once we determined that our Dodge 440 was better off being rebuilt, we took the block down to a local machine shop in Phoenix, Arizona, named Gene’s Engine Service. Once there, Gene tore the block apart to give it a full inspection. It was determined that the crank was no good (someone had tried to offset grind the crank and did a poor job). Also, cleaning the cylinders up with a 0.030 overbore was decided to be prudent, along with an align hone and decking the head gasket surface. As-is, the engine is ready to be built into a short block.