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Old 07-26-2014, 04:05 AM
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yer it wasn't a 400 was just a 351m have a 400coming that's been magnafluxed, straightened and precision ground on each rod and main but after I get it it will still need to nitrated and rechecked , have organised a 4 bolt mains kit with a stud kit thro TMI , hope to see how my heads are going next week when I (hopefully) drop the block off to be cleaned and measured and machined as necessary and then to work out where I stand with pistons am now thinking may get the machinist to bush the conrod wrist pin to suit cleveland pistons after he has shot peened them
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Why not go with Tim's pistons?
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may do am talking with him bout this but also keeping my options open still and there is a larger variety after modding to cleveland wrist pin size for what im going to be looking for to achieve what I need to make this motor run with what im throwing at it
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. For blower use, would think you would want Tim's 351C pistons with the bigger '400' size wrist pins... or hone out the pin hole in your other pistons of choice...
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:36 PM
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Agree. I'd want all the wrist pin size I could get. The C wasn't a torque engine, but that's what the 400 was designed for, hence stout things like the wrist pins.

Also, I'd have the rods shot peened.
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. And, the bigger pins not only stronger but have larger bearing surface to handle a bit more pressure on them...
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How did it turn out? Eyeballing 390 dome pistons and aluminum rods (venolia) for my 400.
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How did it turn out? Eyeballing 390 dome pistons and aluminum rods (venolia) for my 400.
Do 390 pistons have the correct compression height? 1.670" - 1.720" as I recall...
How much power/RPMs are you looking for?
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