one step closer to ECBB = 541ci just wanted to tell someone, i got my 500 caddy crank back from the machine shop yesterday. offset ground the rod journels from2.50" down to 2.20" to hold 6.8" BBC rods. this changed the stroke from 4.304" to 4.595". indexed, shot-peened, & nitrited the crank. now all i need to do is mock up rods & crank in the block double check the rod hiegth in the blk & order a set of custom Ross pistons. that should take about another 3 weeks to get them. gonna be cutting it close on making it there. but trying like hell.