Well we pulled apart the engine in the car I bough .. Looks like they tried to fix a promblem with bearing wear and line bored it wrong.. the block is trashed. The bearings look like they have 120,000 miles on them and it supposed to be a new motor
Anyone know where to get 427 GM block for a core? I could buy a Merlin block but thats $2000!!!
If I could find a core short block I could get it done .60 over and re-use the pistons and such.. this sucks.............
[/qb][/QUOTE]Nope.. not a numbers matching car [img]smile.gif[/img] -- I thought the 454 would work, just need new pistons.. right? [/QB][/QUOTE]
A 454 and a 427 have the same 4.25 bore, A 454 uses a 4.0 stroke vrs the 3.76 stroke of the 427. In other words you can use your rotating assembly from your 427 in a 454 block and bingo... you have a 427
I hope this helps,
I was just talking with my machinest about blocks. They run a blown BB in a bonneville car. The thing turned the main bearings and killed the block. He said that when you figure all the work to make a stock block right it really is better to buy the far superior dart or bow-tie.