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Once the short-block is assembled, it goes to Texas Speed, where lead technician Joseph Potak completes the assembly of the remaining components. New GM coolant plugs and oil-gallery plugs are installed, and an F-body crankshaft oil deflector (windage tray) is prepped for installation. Due to the longer stroke of the crank, two washers are placed under the outside main bearing bolts to allow sufficient clearance between the rods and windage tray. Once the clearance has been verified, seven of the eight 8mm tray nuts are torqued to 19 ft-lb; the last is for the oil pickup, to be covered in Part II.