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Old 05-24-2013, 04:02 PM
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The car its going in is a 1969 Nova. I want a street car with above average HP (350-400). Don't know how much its gonna cost to zero deck the block but I can go $400 on Roller cam lifter and springs. I'm just not certain which cam to go with now and from what the Tech said it sounds like things got more complicated after finding out the block was cast #3970010
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:33 PM
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when I overhaul and engine,I spend quite a lot on machine work.Im fussy and have to pay the price. The block gets cleaned(several times if you count thread chasing)new cam bearings and frost plugs.
Machine work is align hone as required,bore as required,finish hone as required,squared and decked.crank gets ground and or honed. heads get resurfaced,valve grind and guides as required.rods are magnafluxed/resized.rotating parts all get "precision" balanced.some blocks require clearancing,,,
The machine shop guy gets a few bucks
The better quality the machining the more the cost,,,
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The better quality the machining the more the cost,,,
Yeah, but the alternative is heads that sit askew on the block, creating different static compression ratios cylinder to cylinder and an intake manifold that won't seal up. You either have the money to do a correct rebuild or you don't.
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How much should I expect to pay to have my block zero decked?
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How much should I expect to pay to have my block zero decked?
Where I am it ranges from $150-$200
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Is it a must that I deck my block? I'm wondering why the shop that prepared my block didn't do this. I only paid $240 for hot tank, magnaflux, new bearings, new plugs, honed block and polished crank.
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I did some research, once I get the pistons I can get piston to block clearance. So it looks like my block will be going back to the shop once my piston arrive.
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