Pops and I got the heads off of the '36 pickup's flatty this afternoon and it wasn't pretty.
Looks like it will need two cylinders sleeved and at the very least a serious honing, cam grind, and ring n bearing job. We don't have a bore mic, so it could easily need a clean up job and some over-sized pistons.
All that being said, as long as it's not cracked, the block is worth saving for future use. I was really surprised at how relatively easy the heads came off the block. I'm sure you all might have a horror story about trying to get a set of these off.
So after this discovery, I think I am leaning towards using an early overhead cam Ford v8 260 I have in the garage now. Not sure I am quite ready to take on the financial spoonful required to run a mill of this condition in this project.
Above we have the heads, and it's pretty easy to point out the problem holes...