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454 short or tall deck?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k20, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, another quick, moreso trivia question, would the Mark IV 454 in a 88 suburban be a tall deck or a short deck design? Thanks
     
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    Short definately short !
     
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    where would i find a tall deck 454?

    andy
     
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    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    tall decks never came on a production engine..The tall decks are only available in aftermarket blocks, like Merlin, the BowTie blocks, etc...."Short" have a deck height of 9.800" and tall rings in at 10.200"

    Chris
     
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    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    BTW, what do you need a Tall deck block for? you can do PLENTY of cool stuff with the short deck design.

    Chris
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    tall decks never came on a production engine..The tall decks are only available in aftermarket blocks, like Merlin, the BowTie blocks, etc...."Short" have a deck height of 9.800" and tall rings in at 10.200"

    Chris

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    Whoa! Back up for a second! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Tall decks were available off the production line....in the grain trucks like the C60's, etc. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    These tall deck factory motors were available in a 366 and 427 c.i.d. configuration. They were only available in these larger trucks. People take these blocks and make some serious strokers out of them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    aight, I stand corrected /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif I never even took the medium and HD trucks into consideration /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  8. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    hmm, /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    yep there are tall deck 427's but no 454's.

    All 454's are short deck.

    I have a tall deck 427 block in my garage casting # 3999294 a '72 block that i plan to make a 540 when money permits. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
    It would go kinda good in a '72 K/5 huh?
     
  9. glencanyonexplor

    glencanyonexplor Registered Member

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    Just go for the ZZ 502 and be done ! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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