Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100
Just a thought ,did you Mag around bolt hole to check for hairline cracks ,should be OK but it would be better to find it now.
No, since it's a complete engine I didn't have it down to magnaflux. I don't think it's an issue, as it's been recently rebuilt, and I would hope they would have magged it then.
I'm going to get the helicoil kit from Summit Fri., so hopefully have it repaired then. Need to get some red loctite before then and loctite the insert in place.
I'll switch gears and do some interior work until then. I have a new headliner to put in, and curious what kind of mouse nests I'll find up there when I cut the old one out!
That 496 you've put together should be a killer combo! Lots of grunt, and very streetable setup. I'm running 30" tall cheater slicks, so went with 3.73 ratio rear. I also will run the Falcon mostly on the street, but probably run a couple nostalgia events each summer too.