||:Going into my build I thought "numbers matching" would have been cool to keep it original, but now I dont think it matters.
Legit, this was my reason for sending my own stuff of and waiting with a broke ass car for it all to come back. After all the machining was done, numbers on the motor were pretty much gone. After paint, what was left was covered. I spent ages putting it back together again because the place I sent it to lost half of the hardware.
If I could do it all again, I would have bought a long block from a builder and cored this one. Assuming I didn't swap to another platform.