Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Steel City, PA, USA
I pulled a '70 Vette 454/390HP out of my Camaro and dropped in the 502. The 454 has been torn down, hot tanked and magnafluxed and is ready to be built back up. Also the heads, rods and steel crank have been cleaned and magged. It is the stock bore and should probably be bored, but other than that, it ran incredible when I had it.
When I bought the car the seller told me it had forged flat top pistons in it and square port heads, well, after a year and a half of driving it, the #3 piston shedded it's skirts into the oilpan. Upon tear down, found out they are cast pistons(stock), oval port heads and the engine has never been bored. Which means they honed the cylinders, stuck in a set of rings on the old pistons and sold the car.
I have everything to build the engine back up except for pistons and a bearing kit. the engine is still at the machine shop.
I am in San Diego, but if you're interested let me know and we could check on shipping prices.
ZZ502, TH400 w/3,500 RPM stall and shift kit, 12-bolt posi w/4.11's. 3" Exhaust with X-pipe and 40 Series Flowmasters.