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another set back on the 68 burb

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 55Willy, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    this so called rebuilt 400 i got... the valley and heads look clean, but when i pulled the water pump off rust came out, doesn't look like the motor was ran in years. intake seals look original..gross crunchy and very brittle.


    so time for a rebuild. i'm guessing it'll need to be bore,all kits I have found run the 5.7" rods vs the stock 5.56" rods. summit does have 2 that keep the 5.56" rods. with the 74 ish cc heads I have they will both put me in the 10 to 1 stage.

    should I just get some 5.7" rods and step down the compression? ( more piston selections)
     
  2. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Go to the wrecking yard... buy a waranteed used motor and put it in the truck
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    getting a 350 sunday. also maybe two more ( my dads old one out of his 91 burb and my friends 98 vortec )

    I have a set of Standard flat top 350's and my dart heads so I'll just build a hot little 350 and then build the 400 with a 415 or 434 stroker kit for the rat rod project.
     

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