440 Compression Ratio Question!!!
I was thinking about buyinig a 440 from a guy i live near to swap my 340 out. However, his is a 76 motor. Does anyone know if the power level in these late model 440's is even any good? I know that the 340's dropped compression in 1972. I'm sure they did the same with the 440 but I can't seem to find it on the net. I would probably want to rebuild the motor anyways, but should I start off with a better 440 than a 1976 or can I produce great power no matter which block with a rebuild?
The guys selling it and the trans for $500. Thought I'd ask for some help before picking it up.