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Old 04-02-2012, 10:54 AM
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you can buy a cast steel 4.250 crank, use stock size 6.135 rods, but you will have to get pistons with a shorter compression height, the cost difference between building a 427, 454, or a 496 is very minimal, like a couple hundred dollars. you go and build a mild 496 and your buddy will be wishing he had done the same.
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