The engine is now pretty much all apart, with the bottom end completely disassembled. I was finally able to get a superficial look at the condition of the components on the bottom end. So far all the bearings, both crank and big end look in amazing shape; it almost seems a shame that I am going to replace them all. The cylinder bores also looked in great shape, with all the honing marks from production still visible in all the cylinders.
From an initial look I don’t think I will be going for oversize pistons, and save myself the additional work of boring the cylinders; but I will need to measure them for ovality before I make a final decision.
The next steps on the engine now are to remove the final pieces from the crankcase and then get it sent for cleaning, then I also need to finish disassembling the head, which can then also be sent for cleaning. In the meantime I will need to go through the process of measuring the crank to check wear. Once everything is measured I can begin ordering the bottom end parts.