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Old 07-26-2010, 12:20 AM
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Need input on building my first engine..

ok so it might be kinda lenghy but i'm hoping for some good input.. I have a 1964 c-10 truck that had a 283 bored 80 over in it. I pulled the engine and went through it, it had been sitting awhile.. the heads on it have the number 3932441 stamped on them, I believe they are 1.94/1.50 76cc, not 100% sure. the crank that was in there is stamped 3815822 and has been taken to a machine shop and is said to be in great condition. the Cam was toast but i have another one the numbers are 444/467 214/224 with 112 degree lobe spread. I have a edelbrock S.P.2-P which I have read are not very good.any input on it? Also the pistons are flat top pistons.I have a holley 650 DP for it. I want to know if this set up with work , or is there a better set up that will be better. Any input would be helpful thanks. Also not sure what type of tranny to put behind it? Input?? thanks

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There is just way too much info about building a complete engine...any engine to be discussed on a forum. You can generalize about things like your SP2P which is old technology. The 650 DP is too much carb for a 283 (.080 = 294.10 ci) etc..

It depends on what you're going to do with the engine, daily driver, weekender, street/strip or just a race car..... the weight, the kind of trans...auto (torque conv) or stick, the rear end gears, lots of stuff. One thing I will recommend ..if you're going to build a high rpm engine get it balanced, period.

The best thing you can do is "search" your engine build on the forum, also get one of the many books on "How to Hot Rod the Small block Chevy" (Argus Books) and READ, READ everything you can about it. The more you educate yourself instead of depending on other peoples opinion and idea's the better off you'll be by not making mistakes in buying the wrong parts which = $$$$$$

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The biggest problem is those heads. You'll only have about 7.5 to 1 compression. Find some off a 305, 416's or 601's w/58cc chambers.

What's the casting date of the Block?
58-62 Blocks can be safely bored .125" over to a 4.00" Bore.
63-67 shouldn't be bored over .060"

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Thanks for the info..
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I back SS, get some 416 casting heads. Also make sure, after you hone it, scrub the bores real good with high power cleaner. Hone grit gets impregnated in the bores and it`s difficult to get out. If it`s left in, the ring seal and the bearing life will be cut in half. When you believe the bore to be clean, spray some WD40 on a paper towel and run it down the bore, if you see gray on the towel the bores not clean. I often use a toilet brush and seafoam to scrub the bores clean.
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Thanks.. I made sure the bore was clean.. I'm looking for a set of 416 heads as we speak.. i found a set with 1.94/1.5 with 58cc for 200.00 is that a good price. Also what do you think I could get for my heads. They have just been all re done, just picked them up from the machine shop. casting number 3932441
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Also what do you think I could get for my heads. They have just been all re done, just picked them up from the machine shop. casting number 3932441
This is one of the casting numbers that's legal for the hobby class of roundy-round racing that dmr22 is planning to build for. See if he's interested in them. Post on this thread or send him a PM....
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