Hey guys I have been away from the H.A.M.B. For a couple of years and have rediscovered it in all of its awesome glory. I am writing in to reintroduce myself to the crowd and show off some things I have since done to my car. I have a 1951 Chevy Styleline Sport Coupe Deluxe. It has been bagged all the way around, mild shave work on some trim and handles, custom flat and flaked paint job courtesy of some HOK Majick Blue, and a custom interior that I did over last winter. It's currently running with a SBC 350 that is starting to get a bit worn, the usual smoking on start up and oil leak issues that they are prone to. So far since I have owned this car everything that has been done on it has been done by me and a few buddies and I would like to keep it that way. I plan on pulling the motor this winter and rebuilding it, now I have read some threads, watched some videos, and read through some guide books. My question is, where have some of you guys started with your first engine build? I'm not shy about trying anything with an engine just wouldn't mind some guidance. Thanks in advance; Scott P.s. Here are some pictures I would dig any feed back. If at first you don't succeed get a bigger hammer, and if then you don't succeed, get a beer.