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post #10 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2000, 04:17 PM
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Re: A few engine questions

Yeah, I agree with the $1200 shortblock. For that kind of money you could get a 400 shortblock with steel crank, forged rods & pistons and put as much nitrous through it you ever want.
Cracking 400 heads....well...ummm...I guess it depends a little on what casting you get (Iīm a d*mn novice too[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]). The chevy head pre-heater runner, which leads exhaust gasses through the intake is a weak point and can be "blocked" with a special intake gasket I believe?
The vortec heads will be ok on a 400 but probably needs steam holes if those arenīt drilled at the factory?

Hehe, Iīm actually asking more questions than giving answers here. Iīll shut up[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]


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