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Old 07-04-2008, 07:35 PM
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Questions about this 400 block

Hello,
I have a 400 4-bolt main block. One of the rods were broken and it punched a hole through the cylinder wall. My uncle told me that I could get it re-sleeved for either $8 or $18 a cylinder. I had to cut the rods and beat the pistons out because they were seized up. I've also got to get the lifters out. I have included pictures of the damage the rod did on the cylinder wall and at the bottom of the cylinder bores, also the chip on the first main cap. I was hoping someone here could tell me if this block is really worth the effort, and if it is, does anyone have any idea how to get the lifters out? There isn't a way I can get the cam out then beat the lifters out is there?

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that block is junk... well maybe not junk but enough to be listed as salvage material..

dont waste any more of your time on that block, haul it to the local scrap steel place and get a small amount of money for it.
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send it to the scrap yard.

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Plug the hole with JB Weld, and do a light hone on the cylinders, should be fine. While you're at it, be sure and find a pair of 601 casting 305 heads, and use them "as is". Pick any cam you want, it won't matter. Tunnel ram with 2 1050 Dominators to top it off. Should be a fine motor. Where the heck is camd350 when you need him? O.K., but seriously, the only place for that block is the scrap pile, the bottom of the scrap pile.
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Scrap iron is selling at a good price now.


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Block of Rust with Holes

Dude, I looked at the first pic and I must inquire. Did this come from the Death Star?

Did you buy it?

It looks like it has a solid cam.

Solid in the block that is. It (block of rust) appears to have been rust welded.














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wel a bit of penetrating oil will fix it! lol
resleeve for 18 bucks? where?
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I'm afraid the block is not worth fooling with. If it were a rare block...perhaps, but with the availability of 400 blocks, don't waste your time and money...
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400 blocks are not worth sleeving ints junk
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One thing I noticed in the pics was the lack of rust on the shortened rods.


Aah, now I see from whence it came...


...the Death Star
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