Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Columbia, MO USA
Re: overbore 396 max?
There is a BIG difference between your shop AND my "shade-tree" ways!
You do things 100 percent by the book right, where, if I think it will get me by, I "shade-tree" it, is all..
AND I am so glad you post here to give me, AND the other guys that don't do this professionally, a reality check!
If I was to build a "balls-out" motor that had to do it right the first time for a LONG time, I would do like you suggest! But for my "grocery-getter", daily driver, what the hey! I know I am not going to beat on it so I "shade-tree" is all..
And my gut feeling will tell me how much I can beat on one when I decide to spin a tire.
I guess I took to heart the saying when the old Machinist that helped me with my old junk301 said, "It'l be OK, boy!".. AND the old pos jobber was almost indestructable. BUT then again, it wasn't put together like these 450hp/302's are that we have been yammering about recently.
He also said a couple a times, "no, don't think so"....