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Old 01-18-2004, 12:16 PM
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building 496 chevy

I just got a hell of a deal on a 427 4 bolt tall truck block that looks to be in good shape, I also got these heads for it (6272292) all for a grand total of 325 bucks! The guy also gave me the longer truck rods and pistons that I need for the taller (.400) block. I am so psyched! I know everyone is going to tell me I shoulda just bought a 454 at a junkyard but there dont seem to many around here and these are the only parts I needed as I'm going to buy a 496 kit to replace everything but the block, heads, and rods. here is the kit, I know it's cheap but I'm not really dragging, it's just for street.

or this one;

or the really good one;

Which one is best? Do I really need the forged stuff if I'm not racing? It's going into a 72 impala.
What are the steps I need for cleaning it up and getting it ready for the kit; I know I need to have it hot tanked (pretty rusty, everything, have it bored .060 over, and maybe mill the deck? With the longer rods I have (+.400) everything should fit fine. Oh yea, the block has been line bored and that part is not rusty or dirty at all.
Any help with this thing would be soooo appreciated!
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