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Old 08-17-2007, 11:59 AM
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You know, if I were to do it again, I would build a 406 ( a 400 bored .030 over ) and use the stock internals.

Unless that is you want to use 18 degree heads, dry sumps etc.

Here's why.
I have a 434, all forged, splayed caps, AFR 210 heads, small cam, about .500 lift. I got 460 510 ft/lbs hp on the engine dyno. Enough to get my Vette into the 11's ( 11.90 @118 ) So I'm dang happy.

A friend of mine has a 406, 18 degree heads, huge cam etc, he make over 700 hp. Smaller engine better engine builder.

Also, no one knows mine is a 434 unless I tell them, it looks just like a 350 ( sounds a little better though ). A 406 can be made to perform as good as or better than my 434 pretty easily. and if you are aiming for 500 hp or under the stock crank and rods will be fine and a whole lot cheaper.

I push the 406 over the 400 all the time, it's just a better idea.

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Old 08-19-2007, 04:13 PM
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Sorry for the slow reply on this... I just moved and I do not have the internet yet so I have to drive back and forth from my appt to my dads house.!!


I would much rather go with the stock 400 I was told that I would make alot more power with a stroker crank..

So If I go with a stock 400 bored .30 over I can....

Still use the stock crank and rods?

And go with good heads, cam, intake and carb and I should be pushing 400 hp?

Thanks for the replys Its greatly appreciated

Thanks again

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Old 08-19-2007, 04:22 PM
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Yea with decent heads and cam you should be able to get 400 hp easy.

Of course a stroker makes more power, it's all about how much money you want to throw into it!!
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:14 PM
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Well its going to be a year maybe 2 project so I have a bunch of money to throw into... I want to build somthing that is going to withstand high rpms for a few minutes if need be. Its going into my modified mud truck with 38.5 inch swamper boggers so I need the torque and hp to spin them and I need the higher rpm to keep my tires clean to keep digging

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454 C.I. sbc

http://www.speedomotive.com/ps-537-8...roker-kit.aspx

This link will take you to Speedomotive 454" block and rotating assembly very expensive. but wow what a beast.
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http://www.speedomotive.com/ps-537-8...roker-kit.aspx

This link will take you to Speedomotive 454" block and rotating assembly very expensive. but wow what a beast.
Link went to just a rotating assembly, no sign of a block. Noted first line of the stroker kit description is "Tall Deck Aftermarket Block REQUIRED", ...you don't(can't) do this with a stock block.

$2400 kit, $2800 block, and you haven't even bought heads(gonna be big dollars for heads big enough to feed this), cam and lifters, valvetrain, and related pieces,t-chain, oil pump, oil pan ($$$, special stroker w/widened pan rails), intake(special for tall block), balancer/flexplate. You'll have close to 10 grand in it before you even bolt a carb on it, and the power produced ain't that impressive for the amount you spent on it.

I'm not impressed AT ALL.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:25 PM
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scroll down on the page after link loads the naked block

appears, yes pricey. I've heard of these but didn't know They really existed!
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Sonny Leonard Racing Engines has a SBC tall deck that is near 500" IIRC, they moved the bore spacing to allow 4.25" bore sizes. Very pricey.
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