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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 01:33 PM
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427 Tall Block

Is it true the 427 tall block has no standard motor mounts? If so, how is a swap done into a 73-87 (specifically mine [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]) Chevy truck?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 05:13 PM
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Re: 427 Tall Block

Harbor Freight has a 2 1/2 ton long frame jack that lifts you truck higher than any standard jack. It lifts to about 31 inches, good if you are lifting your truck. I run 42" TSLs and the jack lifts the trucks plenty high enough. It also has a foot pump to get it up to height fast. I've been using it for about five years and had no problems lifting anything. If you are going to lift your vehicle much you need heavier jack stands because they usually are longer then the lighter ones. I have 6 ton and 12 ton so I can support the truck enough to get everything off the ground. The jack goes for $149 with free shipping but the new store that just opened here has them for $99. The jack stands are not more expensive than other brands and the quick release it very handy.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2002, 08:35 AM
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Re: 427 Tall Block

little O/T there. Actually I think you meant to reply to the jack stand post. Oh well [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2002, 11:40 AM
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Re: 427 Tall Block

they have standard motor mounts(there maybe a few odd ball apps that dont but most have regular mounts)

do a search on tall deck blocks and you will find all kinds of stuff. I wouldnt use one personally. Some PITA things to deal with. Hold out for a regular deck BBC IMO unless its a screaming deal, but a TD block can lead to being more expensive. You just got to know the problems associated with running one and see if it still makes sense. Sometimes they can work great just not in most apps and you got to decide that for yourself. Steal the crank and caps if you can.
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