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    Anybody make anything for the 496? Crank, rods, pistons? There a lot of them out there. I know JE will make custom pistons (but pricey) and Raylar sells a Mahle (which I wouldn't buy) and I think a standard 6.7 rod will work but what about the crank?

    Any positive input would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franky View Post
    Anybody make anything for the 496? Crank, rods, pistons? There a lot of them out there. I know JE will make custom pistons (but pricey) and Raylar sells a Mahle (which I wouldn't buy) and I think a standard 6.7 rod will work but what about the crank?

    Any positive input would be appreciated.
    496 Chevy?
    If so, hell yes...everyone makes stuff..off the shelf stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    496 Chevy?
    If so, hell yes...everyone makes stuff..off the shelf stuff.
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    Yes Chevy but 8.1 Metric.....like who

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    I belive 8.1 is just a metric measure of a 496. doesn't mean your chev was made in tokyo.
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    Actually it is made here but might as well be made in Tokyo. Not 1 part from a conventional BBC will work on an 8.1. It has been refered to as a Gen 7 BBC. It is all together different. I would suggest building a Mark IV or Gen VI and replace the whole thing. Just my .02
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I belive 8.1 is just a metric measure of a 496. doesn't mean your chev was made in tokyo.
    The 8.1L (496) is a different engine, it is the big brother of the 6.0 vortec

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    Gen 7 is a new one on me??? Oh so were takin a from the factory 496. O.K. my bad.
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    I believe 8.1L (496) VORTEC Gen-7 might help.

    I know the crank is different - only in the fact that the Gen-7 has a reluctor wheel for the crank sensor. I know people have cut it off to use the crank as a stroker in Gen-6 and below.

    I think anyone (Callies, Lunati, Crower, etc) will whip you up a crank.

    You might check with AZ S&M, I know you're familiar with their intake, they have built a few big-inch Vortecs.

    Several cams out there. Comp and Crane, just to name two.
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    If they haven't already, they're going to stop production on that engine since it's such a morphadite. You might be money ahead switching to a conventional BB Chev.
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    Why not buy Mahle?

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