Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
floating pins are nice for mock up, i put my locks in one side of the piston, then slid the pin in and mocked it up, then put the other locks in after. since its a 400 block, and i beam rods (good choice), clearancing will likely be minimal. on my 406, i opted for a small base circle cam, which BTW i reccomend doing, and upon mock up had no interference issues with the cam/rods (5.7 rods). but, when i checked closer, the rods in 1,2,5,6 where only about .010-.020 from the cam, so i clearanced those rods just to be safe (to about .060). with a cap screw rod and a small B/C cam, there may be no issues, but just look closely at these rods. it is unlikely the block will need any clearancing, with i beams, but check anyway. the other place to look at is the rear counterweight on the crank. my moroso pan needed slight massageing for clearance, but nothing major. those are the areas i had to give attention to on my 406, so just kind of a heads up. just give everything a good once over, a couple of times, and you should be good. good luck
1968 rs with an old school 354" SB2.2 pump gas motor.
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