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Old 01-28-2012, 12:13 PM
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HELP!! What factory 350 and 400 SBC's are most desireable?

Hey guys.

I am going to El Paso today to look at a slew of factory SBC 350's and 400's that this dude has. I don't think he knows what he has. I have looked on the internet to try and find which 350's and which 400's came with forged cranks, but I could not find a list per se.

Any of you guys know the most desireable block casting numbers for either of these engines? Like the top three from each engine. The engines will be complete and assembled (never been torn down) so I will not be able to observe the cranks for casting numbers or forge lines.

So any casting numbers you guys have on 350 / 400 blocks or heads that I might want to pay particular attention to please let me know. I will be down there later this evening. Thanks!

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It wouldn't bother me one bit which 400 it was if the price is right snatch up all you can, I don't about the forged cranks in those engines i do have a 509 casting # block in my camaro and i do know people really want that casting # for it's high nickle content it's a 2-bolt strong block. JMO But honestly i would take any 400 i could get my hand's on but that's JMO



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For the 350 blocks the ones ending in 010 are also high nickle content and come in two and 4 bolt configurations.
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Here is alist from Nastyz/28 with forged crank itn has the yer and the crank casting#. http://www.nastyz28.com/sbcmenu.php . hope this helps.




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Thanks Cole. I had already found that list. More specifically I am looking for a list that shows the engine casting number that will identify which engine has a forged crank in it. He is asking $500 a piece for them (which I think is a little too high). Thank you very much for your assitance though.
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