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Old 11-29-2012, 12:13 AM
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To the O/P.What happened to the 400's was GM never intended them to be a performance engine.In fact during the early days of the 400's was during the early days of emissions.GM had a hell of a hard time to get the 400's to even pass those early testings.So most of the OEM steam hole heads for performance are the worst of the worst.

So I suggest you start out with a conservative approach with bolt on's first that you can reuse as more money becomes available.Work on getting a very sound foundation that doesn't have any issues like burning oil,leaks,good compression,no knocks and good oil pressure.Go out and enjoy that with the understanding of it's limits.Once you have a feel for that,then you can post what you have and where you want to go.We can help you out more at that point.Wrap your thinking about hot rodding at the best case it costs thousands and not hundreds when it is all said and done,and done the right way the first time.
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