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Besides forged pistons, the bottom end of this LC2 will be stock. As such, Hartline Performance arranged to have a block, crank, and set of rods machined to his specs at a local shop. The machining process took place at CRE in Orlando, Fla. CRE decked the block to make sure it was square, then bored and honed it with BHJ deck plates. On the bottom end, the oil pan rail was squared parallel to the crank. The block was also machined to accept RJC Racing's girdle-the caps were milled, then the appropriate shims were installed. The girdle was installed, then the block was align-honed. Note that Hartline Performance requests that each RJC girdle is clearanced for the oil pickup extension.