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366 Tall Deck dead horse debate!

Ok, I know this motor is only good for marine use (boat anchor) so I've been told but before I send it to the scrap heap is there anything worth saving? Son was told it was a 396 and got taken by someone he works with.... nice guy! And now I just want it out of my way. Its complete minus the crank (why the guy bought it).
It has been bored out .60 over, are the pistons and 4 bolt main caps worth saving, or any other pieces? I had thought about getting a crank for it and using it for a rat rod project but think to do it, it would be more than the "look" would be worth. Any thoughts???

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The tall deck 366 was a GM truck block...gravel truck type. Without a crank you would have a hard time to get the boating crowd to use it as an anchor...with a crank you would need to buy the rest of the gravel truck to get use out of it.

Sorry, just my opinion.

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The tall deck 366 was a GM truck block...gravel truck type. Without a crank you would have a hard time to get the boating crowd to use it as an anchor...with a crank you would need to buy the rest of the gravel truck to get use out of it.

Sorry, just my opinion.

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I understand, thats my thoughts. Mainly wondering if any of the parts are worth keeping..????
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Many years ago I had a tall deck 427 (same block,different bore and different stroke if I'm right) given to me, all I had to do was get it out of the guys yard. I tore it down and it needed rings, bearings and a valve job. I checked out what I could get for it after it was rebuilt. I ended up giving to another guy, all he had to do was get it out of my yard.

I hope this answers your question, I'm sorry but my experience with them hasn't been that great, maybe somebody else will chime in with a different opinion.

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The best part of it was the steel crank. Everything else is just X dollars a ton scrap iron in my opinion.
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Well "PureC4", I'd take 'techinspector1" opinion over mine anytime...and seeing we agree, I think you may have your answer, especially since your missing the crank.

Sorry my friend.

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The main caps go for over $50.00 per set at auction. I use the caps to make four bolt blocks.
The rods are usually the better forgings and work on budget engines.
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