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Old 02-16-2013, 05:33 AM
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Hello my name is Robert and I am new to this I have a SBC 400 plan on building. A 406 or little bigger out of it my plans are brodix heads track 1 solid roller and so on.I'm looking for A 62-65 nova. I built one a few years ago and sold it wish I didn't get rid of it kick myself in the *** for it I was told it was going to Florida to race but not sure.I'm in. Custer Washington. Well maybe ill meet a few new people on this site.

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Welcome to the Forum...I think almost everybody on this site has kick marks on their butt for things that they sold or got rid of in the past that they wish they hadn't....so you'll fit right in.

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welcome to the forum
love the chevyII,had 4 of them,63/65/2x67, what front end are you using? rear sump pan? buick center link or kit front end? have fun

dont push an old GM block too hard,or buy a dart and make a 421/434?love solid rollers,thats what I use.
I posted a video,sound quality is poor
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If your going to really get after a 400 OEM block,I prefer the two bolt mains with aftermarket splayed caps.It's a stronger part than the OEM 4 bolts.But before you spend any money on it be sure to have it sonic checked for wall thickness and mag for cracks.

Oh yeah,welcome.Hope you enjoy your stay here.Lots of knowledgeable people on this site.
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If your going to really get after a 400 OEM block,I prefer the two bolt mains with aftermarket splayed caps.It's a stronger part than the OEM 4 bolts.But before you spend any money on it be sure to have it sonic checked for wall thickness and mag for cracks.

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Have to agree with ths accessment. The factory 2 bolt block can really hold up to a lot of abuse IF you use the right components and correct machining methods.

Ive got a friend running a 3600# 86 Camaro with a factory block 421 with a 300 hit of nitrous(9.20's) for 6 years, hasnt broken a thing.
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Welcome to the Forum...I think almost everybody on this site has kick marks on their butt for things that they sold or got rid of in the past that they wish they hadn't....so you'll fit right in.

Ray
I'm guilty of that! When I did the back half on my 69 I sold my rear seats,and nice slide a link rear suspension and gas tank. Now I bought a 68 that I have to replace all the above.

I feel your pain!
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saw a 65 two door for sale 10 minuetes ago. Not too bad of shape for a driver. Thought about it for myself, but got to many toys now. Like your idea, 400 in a light weight nova. love those nova's with 200 4r trannys
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Agreed. The 400 2-bolt block is the better place to "start". IMO, it's better to leave it a 2-bolt, than to install straight-bolt 4-bolt caps. The splayed bolt caps won't weaken the block.

For a racer, we install Program Engineering caps.

If you can locate one, a "509" block is the cool one.

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