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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 03, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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The "Shermanator" article in the October SuperChevy magazine states that they start with a GM Goodwrench short-block. In the article they also state that since the short-block is not modified that it is covered under the factory warranty. I've seen only the Goodwrench long-block advertised and have yet to find a Goodwrench short-block listed anywhere. Where do you find a Goodwrench short-block for sale?? Thanks for any help.
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I haven't read the article yet, but here's the 383 partial

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The Shermanator uses a GMPP ZZ4 shortblock, it is $1995 through Scoggins or Pace. Scoggins dickey also sells the L31 Vortec shortblock, 4 bolt main, 5.7 pm rods, 4VR cast pistons, cast nodular crank it is $1499
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Does that short block come with a forged crank rods and pistons? what is it rated too? I am looking for one that can take 500 hp plus a small shot of N2o

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ZZ4 has forged crank, pm rods, hyper pistons, dont know what it is rated too, I know Super Chevy has been using the ZZ4 sb for their Danger mouse series and it has been holding up well to all the dyno runs and thrashings.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 03, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a bit confused still....did I misread the article in SuperChevy or is "GoodWrench" synonomous with "GM" as far as crate engines go. I thought the "GoodWrench" crate motor was the base, no frills long-block retailing for around $1299 from GM. Maybe the article was inaccurate...we all make mistakes. Thanks to anyone that can clear this up for me.
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The article also said it had cast pistons. Unless that's an error in the writeup, then I don't think it's a ZZ4 shortblock being used.

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Your right they are saying it is the GM Goodwrench with cast pistons shortblock, In another article he is using ZZ4 shortblock, the super chevy one I believe is his budget crate, to an extent. so that sounds like the L31 shortblock.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 03, 07:39 AM
 
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I'm happy with my 350HO. $2K for the long block isn't a bad deal. I figure I'll "break it in" for a while and then throw the Hot Cam and do the heads to accept 1.6 rollers. My buddy dropped a ZZ4 in his '73 Vette and is extremely happy.
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