What gen. Block do i have?
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 14 of 29

Thread:
What gen. Block do i have?

  1. #1
    The Good mrjoshua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque NM
    Posts
    483

    Default What gen. Block do i have?

    I'm buying a running 454 chevy that came out of a 76-78??? pickup. any idea what gen block i have? I'm looking to start collecting parts for a build up this winter and want to make sure i have the right ones. thanks

  2. #2
    RAT PATROL rich s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    S central Pa.
    Posts
    268

    Default

    What gen do you want?
    it should be a mark IV
    be carefull they don`t slip you a 366

  3. #3
    The Good mrjoshua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque NM
    Posts
    483

    Default

    thanks for the advice. I'll be sure to check the casting #'s

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Kingman/Golden Vly, Az
    Posts
    1,278

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshua View Post
    thanks for the advice. I'll be sure to check the casting #'s
    do check the block casting #...it could be a 396! ...just sayin'

    FastRat

  5. #5
    The Good mrjoshua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque NM
    Posts
    483

    Default

    Is a tall deck preferable for a 468 or 496 build or does it make much difference?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Josh@JBP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    388

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshua View Post
    Is a tall deck preferable for a 468 or 496 build or does it make much difference?
    For a 468 no, for a 496 it could be a plus, not necessary though. But the only talk deck block your gonna want for that build is a 427, like said above make sure its not a 396 or a 366. Also if you find a virgin block theres no real point in going .060 over, just my .02.
    Last edited by [email protected]; 10-08-2010 at 08:26 AM.

  7. #7
    The Good mrjoshua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque NM
    Posts
    483

    Default

    I will check all casting numbers Are they located in more than one place? Also if it is a 454 tall block is the only way to tell is by measuring it? or will the #'s indicate that. also i've been told it's all origninal miles so probably never been bored out. if you only go .30 over you get a 468 correct? but if it"s a tall block will that be a problem?

  8. #8
    Senior Member Josh@JBP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    388

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshua View Post
    I will check all casting numbers Are they located in more than one place? Also if it is a 454 tall block is the only way to tell is by measuring it? or will the #'s indicate that. also i've been told it's all origninal miles so probably never been bored out. if you only go .30 over you get a 468 correct? but if it"s a tall block will that be a problem?
    The casting numbers should be on the back of the block on the left hand side above where the bell housing mounts.

    There were no production 454 tall decks produced, if it is a 454 its a 9.8" deck block. A 454 .030+ or a 427T block (10.2" with a 4.250 bore) with a 4" stroke crank, 6.535" rods (.400+) and a .030" bore will net you 460cid. But if its a 427T your going to have to replace all the internals anyhow so why not stroke it.
    Last edited by [email protected]; 10-08-2010 at 08:44 AM.

  9. #9
    Senior Member jorndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Some Where Between lost and found
    Posts
    580

    Default

    What would a 1995 454 out of 2500 chev. 4wd. be? Thanks.


    Besides a boat anchor.
    Last edited by jorndy; 10-08-2010 at 09:41 AM.

  10. #10
    The Good mrjoshua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque NM
    Posts
    483

    Default

    What supplier of stroker rotating assemblies would you guys recommend? Cost is an issue so i can't go $3-4K on a kit.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Bruise Brothers Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Pomona,Ca
    Posts
    1,591

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshua View Post
    What supplier of stroker rotating assemblies would you guys recommend? Cost is an issue so i can't go $3-4K on a kit.
    Eagle comes to mind. Many combinations at resonable prices for the budget minded
    Need help finding this 1973 Sanger 18'6" bubble deck mahogany bottom and stringers I was living in Pomona when I sold her in 1979. Just wonder if she still exists

    Update Found my old Sanger 12/7/14 in Reno.

  12. #12
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,975

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jorndy View Post
    What would a 1995 454 out of 2500 chev. 4wd. be? Thanks.


    Besides a boat anchor.
    It wouldn't be truck block. If its original to the vehicle, its a 454.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshua View Post
    What supplier of stroker rotating assemblies would you guys recommend? Cost is an issue so i can't go $3-4K on a kit.
    ProComp!

    EDIT; BECAUSE JBP SAID I NEEDED 3 MORE SO i ADDED 4 AND A JUST FOR MEASURE



    100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
    Last edited by gn7; 10-08-2010 at 10:04 PM.

  13. #13
    The Good mrjoshua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque NM
    Posts
    483

    Default

    cool I'll look into it. thanks

  14. #14
    Senior Member Josh@JBP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    388

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jorndy View Post
    What would a 1995 454 out of 2500 chev. 4wd. be? Thanks.


    Besides a boat anchor.

    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    It wouldn't be truck block. If its original to the vehicle, its a 454.
    Gen V also

    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post


    ProComp!
    Now thats just wrong...you need at least 3 more of these
    Last edited by [email protected]; 10-08-2010 at 11:39 AM.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95