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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 08, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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454 or 496?

I have a 454 running engine and another 454 bare block. I was wondering if I should change the stock pistons and freshen up the running engine OR buy a 4.25 crank and pistons (i have a set of thumb rods), and build a stroker?

Would it be worth spending an extra 1k + for the 496? Shooting for 650hp. I am going UD solid roller and RR-Ovals.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 08, 07:31 PM
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Re: 454 or 496?

It will be alot easier to hit your mark with a streetable combo with the 496. I have a 489 with 9.6 to 1, dart pro 1 heads, .632 hydraulic roller, edelbrock performer rpm, 850 holley, and made around 600/600 on pump gas. Go to a mechanical cam and bump the compression you can get there easily.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 08, 07:32 PM
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Re: 454 or 496?

I think most people will tell you to go for the 496. There is no replacement for displacement!

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Re: 454 or 496?

If you need a new crank and pistons, 496 would be the way to go for sure. I'm sure you know the saying...

I think you could get even more hp out of a 496 if you are going to go solid roller, just need more aggressive heads, like say the Dart 320cc ones.

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Re: 454 or 496?

496,..almost a no-brainer. Scat sells their 9000 series stroker cranks for $299. These cranks are said to be much stronger than cast.

You may need to notch the block a bit for clearance and you may need an oil pan that will clear the stroker crank. No big deal on both fronts.

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Re: 454 or 496?

I'd do it just so I could say "it's a 496"!!!


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