With that done, it was time to remove the block from the stand so we could access the rear seal and engine plate. Despite being a fairly solid cast-iron block, it’s small enough that with the head and ancillaries removed it wasn’t difficult to lift off the stand, especially with additional hands to support the engine stand. With the block on the ground, the plate and rear seal came off easily which meant the crank could finally come out. The block was now completely bare. Assessing all the parts, they appear to be in decent condition all things considered. All mating surfaces appear to be clean and level, however once I have everything cleaned I’ll still most likely get them assessed by an engine shop to determine how much machining and balancing is needed.