In Reply to: Rings!!! posted by Andy on November 02, 1999 at 02:28:29:
...its probably too much. There aren't many (even experienced) shadetree mechanics that would tackle this job because what you're talking about is essentially a total engine rebuild -- it is not for the faint of heart or for the inexperienced.
In fact, probably 3/4 of professionals wouldn't mess with this. Most would say "get a short block" rather than try to rebuild a motor. (Besides, they'd probably make more money going the short block route, but that's another story.)
As someone mentioned before, I'd be *really* sure its the rings before I went and tore the engine apart.
Yes you need a bunch of special tools. In fact, you'd need a pretty complete craftsman or snap-on mechanic's set to do the job without driving yourself crazy.
Again, not for the faint of heart.