Originally Posted by 350chevyrob
Well all the info iv read on 4 bolt splayed caps and the UP rating im shooting for plus the fact that it will be expensive to do i will probably just stud the main caps.now with doing the machine work to make a 350 to a 383 and inline hone the mains new freeze plugs,cam bearings, should be around 600 to do or will it be more can you guys give me a round about number that it will cost for a 383 machine work
Studs are do not make the caps any stronger as they are still grey cast caps. More guys think adding studs changes the material or something.
Its like adding ARP rod bolts to an old set of rods they are still old rods with new hardware they ar not any stronger just stronger bolts.