I have a 396 that was built about 10 years ago.
I remember when my buddy ( I am not a engine builder ) got the long block finished and we placed the new intake on the motor the intake would not fit.
The intake looked too big, too wide, and was sent to a machine shop to be cut down some. The shop cut material off both head mating surfaces.
Before the intake went to the shop it looked to me like two things could be wrong...
1 - the new Edelbrock intake was simply too big. That just seems too odd to be true.
2 - Or.. the heads, block had been shaved down quite a bit.
The engine has been in several cars and driven on nice weekends. Never raced but stomped on a regular basis on the street for fun.
The only recurring issue with the motor is shattered ( I mean Shattered ! ) rocker arms. Random bent push rod with that too.
So I wonder what negative events happen when heads-block get shaved down ?
Any way to tell if a block-head combo is shaved ? can I tell if shaved too much ?
If the heads come down a bit shouldnt the push rods been shorter too ? does that matter ?
So my main question reamins, is it worth re-builing a block-head combo that might be shaved a unknown amount ?
I am sure I missed some vital bit of info, please ask away..
And the motor still runs ok. Burns and drips oil but over all ok.
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