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    Should I use press or floating rods, This boat is for fun not drag only.
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    My opinion, for less than a serious racing HP build, full floating the pins isn't worth the bother or the expense.

    90+% of us would be just fine without it.

    Also the opinion of a racing motor shop (auto and marine) near me I have been dealing a lot with this winter.
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    Ya gotta be a little more specific than that with your description. But there are very few applications that I use press pins for. Unless you have the parts there and ready to go with the press stuff. But if you are building new.?? Just easier to find good quality brand new parts for floating pins. Just my opinion.

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    I need to get my rods resized so instead of wasting money on old junk I am going to buy new ones. My engine knowledge is good just not up on the marine stuff yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
    Ya gotta be a little more specific than that with your description. But there are very few applications that I use press pins for. Unless you have the parts there and ready to go with the press stuff. But if you are building new.?? Just easier to find good quality brand new parts for floating pins. Just my opinion.
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    Done, just ordered rods and pistons, be here wed. Thanks guys!!

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    hope ya go the floating pins or you'll be making a trip to the machine shop anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    hope ya go the floating pins or you'll be making a trip to the machine shop anyways
    Yes I did. The motor was a 396 so I ordered a scat 4340 crank eagle h beam rods and kb pistons now its going to be a 434
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71hallett View Post
    Yes I did. The motor was a 396 so I ordered a scat 4340 crank eagle h beam rods and kb pistons now its going to be a 434
    sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    sweet
    Went with the internal balance 4" stroke crank so its still a "396" If you cant see it it isnt there. lol

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    Well I need to get some custom pistons aparently nobody has anything for these old 396,s, who do you guys recomend?

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    the problem is THAT bore with THAT stroke. You could pick up a 427/454 block way cheaper than you could ever get custom pistons for. Maybe your block will bore to 4.25 (some will) and then you could use standard boe 454 pistons. Your combo is anything but normal



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    Blocks are cheaper just not in Canada (if you can find one)

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    Hey Paul,

    I have 2--427 tall deck, truck blocks and a 427 (if I remember right std. deck???) long block, pretty much ready for assembly for mild (800 HP) blown running on gas. May be able to scrounge up a 454 block if you wanted me to look around in my area.

    Also have a brand new Clay Smith cam with matched lifters and springs that would be perfect for that 396 or 427. Would sell the kit for less than I paid for it since I can't use it.

    Let me know.
    Be good, Jim

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