Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: San Bernardino, CA
picking up a 400 soon. got a few questions.
a friend of mine is moving soon and needs cash, so im picking up a standard bore 400 long block off of him. i never messed with a 400 before. i know there is a huge debate over the whole steam holes but that is where my question lies.
i want to throw some budget aluminum or iron heads on it, but i am unsure if i should risk having a machine shop drill the holes for me. is it necessary if i am using an upgraded cooling system?
also, the 400s come in a 2 or 4 bolt main correct? i have no idea what the casting numbers are but i was told the engine came out of a 72 chevy caprice. it has an unknown camshaft as well.
i guess i will give you guys more details when i pick it up. im kind of excited to build another gen I sbc.