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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 2 Dog Town in West Texas
Re: 502 crate upgrades (need some advise)
From what I have learned on those HO BBC motors, you will have the issue of burning a little oil , not a smoker car like Uncle Bucks though. Just how bad is oil consumption? 1 qt every 1k miles?
Sounds like you will be spending a lot of money vs. going to a more streetable motor?
I do understand the oil burn problem and have done some old time ring seating with a cup of Marvel oil and a couple of teaspoons of Bon Ami, the house hold cleaner. Its used to score up the cly walls to get a wear pattern and ring seat. You could also have the option of just changing rings to a moly type and break the wall glaze with a ball hone. Of course its not as good as hone plate boring but do you really need this?
The head issue can be expected. I have heard the oval port heads are best for a street car.
I personally would look for another motor to work with, you have a good crate motor but by time you do all this work , you may have just a stock 454 or so.
Lets see what the others say, this is just my first hand 2¢ worth.
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Zdld17:69 Z/RS,306, NOR141111, 9N554XXX, 12A, X3G, 59/59,723, AFR 195,CCC282/290HR, TKO 600, BU1122B1E Owner since Dec 1968
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