Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaggyk5, Mar 19, 2002.
About how much did the block machinine work set you back?
You are looking at about $1000. thats what is cost to do the machine work, head work, balace, and assembly. I had a few mishaps in mine though. It may be about $700 if you are lucky.
most assembly we can do ourselves, I was looking at a price for JUST the machine work. Thanks for the ##'s tho...Kinda gives me a starting point...
Depends on which kit you buy. I bought mine at Super Shops about 10 years ago (more or less) and all I had to do was have the block bored. It was about 65 bucks then and some places still charge around 6 to 8 bucks a hole to bore. If you want the rotating assembly balanced it is around 200 bucks to balance. (most 383 kits are externally balanced) To boil the block is around 35 bucks if you want that done.
I kinda cheated, I took a core block to a "good buddy" shop (yes a reputable one) and got the good buddy discount. I paid like $1680 for it. New 400 crank, trw pistons..etc etc.. and got my 268h cam too!! This was back in 95 though.
Good luck.. Happy Horsepower!!
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... your stroker SBC's might be cool and all, but I still want to build me a stroker BBC. the only problem with that of course, is that nearly every BBC has the same stroke on it... 396 427 454 all have a 4.25 stroke... I think the 502 might have a longer stroke, but it might not.
oh well, I'll just chalk it up in the `dreams' column...
Acutally, the 396 and 427 have a 3.76" stroke and the 454 and 502 have a 4.0" stroke.... The 502 makes it all up in bore!
Go to www.speedomotive.com There's a stroker kit for 454s that turns them into 488-496. Shawn has one in his Blazer with fuel injection and Edelbrock aluminum heads. He once mentioned it had about 600 ft/lbs of torque! Imagine that! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
At least I have the 454. Maybe someday I'll catch up with all that.
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