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Old 06-26-2002, 11:40 AM
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Can anyone tell me the advantage of using a block filler cement and/or if i need to use it in a sb 400 i am putting in a 68 chevy pu?

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Block filler cement is an old trick to stabilize stock car engine blocks so the can be used to put out power values far in excess of design. It stiffens the casting, allows bigger bores etc. without blowing up. It is only applicable to drag racing engiens that run for a couple of minutes at a time. It totally eliminates the ability to cool the engine.
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you can use a partial fill for street running certain engines almost require it to live such as chevy 400s and ford clevelands. if you block fill it to about 1.5 in below the deck it should be fine as long as you give the cooling system extra attention.
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I run a partial fill in my 460, and it is impossible to cool on the street.. dumbest thing I ever did... if you need that much re-inforcement to keep the cyl walls from moving around, sleeve all eight cyls... filling blocks is a race only thing....
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