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Old 01-25-2010, 12:56 PM
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FWIW, most of the Vortec long blocks I buy have VERY little bore wear. They're always 4 bolt main blocks tht I get and as far as I can remember they are all 880 blocks. All they needed was a clean up and a quick hone job.

All were roller cam and I believe most were truck engines (906 heads).

If you can get one at a good deal (most I've paid is 350 for a long block) you can make 400+hp really cheaply. A rebuild kit, intake, carb, dizzy, and cam is about all else you'll need to add.

Most of the TBI stuff I saw was worn more, but it was also ran very hard, so that may have made the biggest difference.
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