Gotta 1950 i want to 350 its ass. Therefore i dont have computer hardware needed for sensors and such. Can i just put a roller cam and lifters with comp heads on an older block with a qjet carb and get away with it? What years block would allow for this? Just want a street highway machine roughly 400 horse. Thanks Stan
Try and find an old 4 bolt main block.,. the last 3 numbers at the rear of the block are 010.,. start your build there.
When The Flag Drops,,, The Bull Chit Stops,,, P. Engineer, Engine Builder
+1 TuffThe old iron can't be beat. I just want to add what Tuff said about the numbers. they are (2) numbers that are good building blocks. .010 is 1% more tin, and .020 is 2% more nickel. These numbers can be found under the timing chain cover. Those blocks are hard too find and the guys that know what they have want *** for them. Your 1950's block is a small journal. I wouldn't want to make any real horse power with that block...Bob
Hi there you ols Blokes, I had an 010 with 2 bolt mails rebuilt with grade 8 bolts every where with fully balanced assembly. [I watched the engineer balance the motor properly.] As he said.. " This way the crankshaft does not swing AFTER the Bell." For what you need the 2 bolt dressed properly will do up to 350 Horses.. All the best to all you guys. Noel in Downunderland..
Skyeking I must be older then you. Like you said dress the older 2 bolt block up with ARP stuff. We have put 500 horse power on those old blocks and 400 runs before you need to freshen them. The old Iron is a great start for anyone looking for a good block. The .010 and .020 are hard to find. Bob