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Old 01-08-2013, 12:17 AM
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.. Yes, BFritch, where abouts are you located?

.. Both the links above go to basically infocommercials for parts and those engine rebuilders... but useful info and similar builds could be done with different parts at a lower price... that Demon company might be a source of a low priced SBC 400 shortblock... complete with warranty if that is important to you... they may also have the tin and other exterior parts lying around and supply them to you to clean up and paint yourself... biggest concern with SBC 400's is getting it built with pistons at or close to -0- deck for good quench... preferably without having to cut the block deck down... this means spec.'ing pistons with tallest compression height possible... hypereutectic cast pistons would be fine for this build... I suspect the 400 build in the 2nd link didn't really have good deck/quench and a properly built engine would easily far exceed their numbers...

.. One of the magazines did a build a while back with a Coast shortblock and it arrived with dish pistons and didn't perform impressively... before they did part 2 of that build, they discovered Coast offered the same shortblock with flat top pistons and bigger cam for the same price, so they used that one in part 2 with much better results... so, instead of buying something that needs half of it thrown away and replaced, spec. exactly what you want right off the bat... it usually costs little or even nothing more before the build is started...
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