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Old 05-24-2008, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by sam-missle
tech inspecter, those are some great deals, a bit to far from me tho. i guess area does matter.


Sorry, I couldn't help it......

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There are SEVERAL red flags in this deal.

First of all, there was never a tall deck 454 from the factory. If its a tall deck, it has potential IF its a 427. The 366s have tiny bores and can't be bored very far. Therefore, small displacement plus heavy weight equals boat anchor. The 427 is viable as a stroker, but with the fact that its being advertised as a 454 means I would run. Especially at $800. 'Round these parts you can buy a completely remanufactured 454 longblock for $1100 with no core charge.

The truck blocks never showed up in 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, or 1 ton trucks. They were found in medium duty trucks, dump trucks, buses, and other commercial applications. They have heavy rotating assemblies with tall, 4-ring pistons, usually peanut port heads that start choking flow at about 4000 rpm, and the tall decks can create clearance problems in cars. The valve covers sometimes hit the brake booster, the carb is a bit higher, and the exhaust manifolds might not fit the chassis.

If I were investing big money in a stroker, I MIGHT consider a 427T, but given the constant supply of 454s out there, why bother?
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