Pro-Motion Racing Engines in East Hanover, New Jersey, took care of all the machine work that needed to be done. First and foremost, the block was placed in a high temperature wash that dispels all the dirt and paint for a clean surface to work with. Next, the cylinder head deck was cut to create a smooth, level, surface for the engine block and cylinder head to meet. Also, engine builders use this as one of the tools to finely adjust the compression ratio of the engine. It was necessary to provide the crankshaft, piston, and rod specifications to Larry from Pro-Motion so he could cut the necessary amount to maintain our 9.6:1 compression ratio. After assembly, the piston was 0.008-inch in the hole, almost exactly where we wanted it.