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Old 03-01-2011, 08:44 AM
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Nothing Wrong With A 400 Sbc #511 Casting

HEY GUYS, THERES NOTHING WRONG WITHA 400SBC CASTING #511 4-BOLT MAIN BLOCK. I BUILT AN ENGINE FOR A RACE CAR, IT HAD CAST STEEL SCAT CRANK, 6" H-BEAM FORGED RODS, AND 11 TO 1 FORGED WISECO PISTONS, WORLD SPORTSMAN II HEADS, 200CC IN TAKE RUNNERS, LUNATI .665 ROLLER CAM, THENONLY THING I DID TO THE BLOCK TO MAKE IT STRONGER WAS FILL THE WATER JACKETS HALF WAY WITH HARDBLOK. THE CYLINDER WALLS, ARE A LITTLE THIN, ESPECIALLY AT 40 OR 60 OVERBORE. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH OVERHEATING, CAR WAS IN AN 86 CAMARO, ALL STEEL AND GLASS, BACK-HALF CAR, 12 BOLT REAR,4:56 GARS, SPOOL, 32X14 SLICKS, WEIGHED 2925# WITH MY 200LB BODY INIT, RAN BEST 10.54/129 @ 950' CORRECTED ALTITUDE, THAT WAS WITH GREAT AIR! USUALLY RAN IN THE 10:70'S/126. RAN THE CAR THREE YEARS WITHOUT A FRESHEN UP. SOLD THE CAR TO A GUY IN JOPLIN,MO, AS AFAR AS I KNOW HES STILL RUNNIN WITH THE SAME ENGINE. IF YOU BUILD-EM RIGHT, THEYLL LAST, USE GOOD PARTS!!
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