Hey, buddy just called, wants to give me a late flathead. Said he started pulling it apart, pistons are real stuck in the bores, he says the block is junk (rusted and all ready .120 over) and he's giving up trying to get it apart. I asked if he has any pistons all the way to the top so he could measure down to the lowest one. Lowest is 3.853 down, highest is .316 down according to him. Am I correct to think the pistons come up pretty much flush with the deck on the later flatheads like the early ones? I don't need another flat motor but sounds like to me this probably has a 4" crank. If it does I'll go ahead and take it and go thru the hassle of taking it the rest of the way apart just for the crank if nothing else. He says it has adjustable lifters as well so maybe they are savable as well. Regardless, guess I'll either do that or find someone who wants it, he said if I don't take it it's going to the metal scrappers. Might end up all it's worth but no one will know till it's the rest of the way apart, right? Geez, I hate calls like this.