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    Default 468 Blown alky parts questions

    I have a std. bore 454 that I'm seriously considering re-building ..It should easily clean up to 468 or 496 ..on blown gas right now but want the engine internals to be able to go to blown alky down the road ..my question is ....who is the preferred dealers ??
    Who should I use for each component for the rotating assy ?? ie..Crank > Carrillio ?? Rods> GRP/Howards/Lunati ??? Pistons ??
    and what grade materials ??
    There are so many options out there I have no idea who to use and what or why
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    my factory block 468 blown alky motor, i have JE pistons, crower rods, and aftermarket forged crank - (not chinese)
    lots of good stuff out there, depending on how deep your pockets are,
    i dont care for eagle or scat for HIGH HP, lots and lots of people run them with no issues, but they can be bought on a budget
    my new build, JE pistions, Callies Ultra rods, and forged crank (unknown brand)

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    crank - callies or bryant
    pistons - je, diamond, cp,
    rods - callies, carrillo, grp, howards, crower, lunati

    all are good, like i said, you will read good and bad reviews till u are blue in the face

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    Don't forget to upgrade your wrist pins, chances are unless you order specific blower pistons you mind end up with a standard .150 wall wrist pin.
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    Tell me about it !! Confusing no doubt !!
    I have a good 4bolt main block that as some of the Block retailers would call "well seasoned " in their ads so I guess I'm good to go as far as a block LOL
    Talking to some of the well known engine guru's on here i don't need a big CI motor on alky so why not use the block I have and just bore it ??

    I have no troubles as far as better products go as far as costs as I can buy seperately over time till I get all I need to do overhaul next winter ...I have TRW pistons on GM 3/8" rods and GM Steel crank , they have lived for the last 10yrs on Blown Gas @ 6200rpm+- but obviously ain't gonna live the Alky Life especialy if it makes alot of power and rpms . I had a damn good engine builder put this thing together ..but nothing lasts forever right and feel lucky its held up this long with only minor repairs ..ie... oil pump ,gaskets and new bearings rolled in a few years ago ..
    I will start looking into the higher end manufacturers as suggested , just figured someone had a Proven combo they have used
    The original builder is not being used as I'd like to get this thing build before the next ice age , he only does scheduled ahead work and is swamped with roundy rounders wanting work done so using him is not likely to happen , might get him to do the cyl.boring if he has a chance ? but assy will be done elsewheres
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    My two cents would be to find the guy to want to build your motor and go over this with him. I am sure that any good engine builder will have a pretty good idea of what parts to use for each specific type of engine that he builds. I am sure that he would feel better having a say in what should be used rather than taking a pile of parts that you give him. JMHO Good luck this the build...

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