so I have posted when I ripped my heads off and found what APPEAR to be cast pistons... so i assume it has stock rods and maybe a steel crank but not sure (have not pulled the motor) the block is a 4 bolt BBC that is stock bore. the heads have been redone at some point and are off a 427 and pretty much stock.
my question is what is the durability of this motor, yes yes i know no one can give anything exact but what would one tend to think... it still has the cross hone marks in the cylinders. it will turn about 5500 at WOT, it has a tunnel ram with dual holley 450's that have been beefed up....the plugs are a nice brown. the guy i bought it from didnt know squat about the engine so what do you guys think, anything tips on how to run it so it will last this summer? I am changing the pan from a stocker to a 10qt dooley.