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Early bbc heads/ 402 block questions

Discussion in 'The Engine Bay' started by Cucvnut, May 31, 2016.

  1. Cucvnut

    Cucvnut Cthulhu 2016

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    Delete.
     
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    82355 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    @80' 427

    Why 400 horsepower?

    Martin
     
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    82355 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Is it a complete engine?

    Martin
     
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    82355 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The brackets would be nice to have.

    How much are they asking for it?

    Martin
     
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    Have any pictures?

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    ^^^ I think they installed some of the pieces in the wrong place.. and may have a few extra parts!@!!!!!

    :flipoff13:
     
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    I am in the process of buying a 454 with 049 heads for $300. If it is for a restoration get it, otherwise look for something bigger. Sure you can make 400hp but there are easier ways. Besides I would absolutely rebuild that before using and it will cost the same as a bigger engine. Those heads are ok if you have a 454 in great shape and want more compression. Still they only flow ok and are more than likely in need of hundreds of dollars of machine work.
     
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    Cool, good luck. I wouldn't give up 50 cubes.
     
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    I'd keep looking
     
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    In fact I would use peanut ports to gain the 50 cubes.
     
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    You asked. No bashing real world experience based opinions. We are actually trying to help you.
     
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    This is from a guy that has spent 1000s on a 427 because I found a cheap crank. Should have built a 454.
     
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    It's just not a good platform to start with....and if you're looking to do a full rebuild why start with a core that limits power?

    Stick with the big oval port heads.
     
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    Since I guess I am an asshole, I will let people start making their own mistakes. My suggestion about about peanut ports is I would trade large ovals with small cubes for big cubes with small port heads that can be replaced later. Cubes make torque, trucks need torque. Anyway, peace out girl scout, Ebke out. Drops mic.
     
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    David Reher was quoted as saying "if money is in question build the biggest cubic inch engine you can afford, you will have the foundation to add better parts to later"
     
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