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Old 03-05-2008, 12:11 AM
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Just do it. A good 400, 2 or 4 bolt is worth making into a TQ Monster. That 4 bolt block will handle what you're going to give to a kid for the street. I built a 406 for my boy when he was 17 and stuffed it in his truck. With a 10:1 FT and a 228/228 480/480 cam and a dual plane it was a bit more than a 17 year old kid needed, for sure. A 400 in that car with a 4-speed, now that's COOL. I once had a '79 Camaro that I stuffed a 400 4bolt in - out of my '72 impala. Went through the whole motor and basically kept 'mild', the CR about 9.8:1 and only put about 218* dur with a 114 and 292adv. With those 3.42's it would easily bury the 130 speedo!
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