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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Hey everyone, i found a 454 block and heads last week for a decent price about 2.5 hrs from me that im SERIOUSLY looking into. Heres the low-down on the info i have along with some pics he took for me of both the heads and block.

The Block has been apart a while and was gone through right before he bought it with a .030 overbore. The truck that the motor was originally in was wrecked. He also said since its been apart so long some "light slight" surface rust has appeared in the cyl. walls ONLY from what he can tell. He said a light hone should remove it. Its a 3999289 block with obviously 2 bolt mains.

The heads have been gone through and have new screw in studs along with new guide plates and are the good 336781 heads everyone apparently raves about.

The ONLY items that come with this block is the block itself, the set of heads, a crank that needs turned as well as id assume factory pistons and rods.

The price for all this is a small $300.00 amount



Theres only one other motor ive been looking into, but the guy wasnt as helpful enough as to even get casting numbers for me, is a "complete" 454 that is known good with a set of peanut port heads for 300. The only upside to this motor being complete vs. the first motor is that theres more parts for me to sell off of it and make a lil more money for the build, however, the guy a really a pretty big dick about it by saying "if its not sold by the time i get out there" for getting me casting numbers.

Anyway, which route would u guys go, rotating assy block with 781 heads, both been gone through, or the "complete" assumed known good 454 with peanut port heads for same price of $300.00



Let me know guys, either way its getting taken down to BARE block and getting built into a 496 (hopefully) with a hp range right around 700.

Heres pics

heres the pics

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ ... 12018c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ ... 12018c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ ... 12018a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ ... 112018.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ ... 12017a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ ... 112017.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ ... 112016.jpg

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:19 pm 
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......you guys are all so helpful.......

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1/8: 9.803
MPH: 71.37
1000: 12.781
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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:32 am 
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Personally I'd go with the rotating assy block with 781 heads, both been gone through, You won't get anything but parts laying around the shop other wise. The peanut ports are good for holding down the canopy when the wind blows. Either way be ready to spend a lot of money for the build. When you walk in to get parts and say Big block people get dollar signs in their eyes. LOL

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:03 am 
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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:00 pm 
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O:)

What good is a "known good engine" anyways? What difference is it if you are going to tear it all apart and throw it away, and than start over with the bare block? The 781's are probably worth more than all the junk on the other engine(not much compared to even less) as far as selling stuff goes.. They(781s) will make good power, but not close to 700 hp.. :-


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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:30 am 
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IMHO ..... rotating assy block with 781 heads. The heads bare, if they're OK, are worth the 300. Maybe not 700HP, unless you spend a bunch on porting, but still a strong runner with those heads.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:02 pm 
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well, the fricker sold the block and 781 heads out from underneath me......so here i sit with nothing still, the one is still avail. for 400 thats complete however it has some 1401544 casting number thats im not too familiar with.

not sure if i should bite on that one or try and wait for another cheaper engine.

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R/T: .194
60': 2.322
330: 6.379
1/8: 9.803
MPH: 71.37
1000: 12.781
1/4: 15.314
MPH: 88.79


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:58 am 
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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:48 am 
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i didnt snooze, i had told him for 5 days in a row id take it, he didnt respond any of the days and then finally he said all parts are sold.

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R/T: .194
60': 2.322
330: 6.379
1/8: 9.803
MPH: 71.37
1000: 12.781
1/4: 15.314
MPH: 88.79


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