Engine build / rebuild

Hi. I am looking to buy a classic car to rebuild. I am planning to do an engine rebuild–unless I find a car with an engine that has been recently rebuilt–but I am not looking for that and, really, am looking forward to doing a rebuild.

 
 
 
 

Although my engine experience is limited, I am confident that I an do a rebuild with a rebuild kit (using the internet, manuals, etc to work my way through it)

 
 
 
 

I have found ’65 Thunderbird. According to the owner, the engine block is cracked.

 
 
 
 

Now, had the engine block not been cracked, I planned to buy an engine rebuild kit.

 
 
 
 

Since it IS cracked, I will need an engine block.

 
 
 
 

So, my question is, if I find the correct engine block, and get a rebuild kit for it, will that include everything I need to build a working engine that can then be dropped in the car?

 
 
 
 

I’m not sure if a rebuild kit includes EVERYTHING but the block, or if there are more parts that would be needed.

 
 
 
 

Any thoughts?

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Engine build / rebuild

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