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two89w
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From: sydney australia
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 12-06-2002 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is there any certain (year) block i should try to get to build a 408 regarding strength etc?and what is the rod length difference between 347,396 and 408?

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steve'66
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posted 12-06-2002 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An early '70s block will give the taller deck height and good quality. Here's a link to a site that has kits showing rod lengths etc. I'm not recomending them, just for info. The combinations of rod lengths depends on the pistons you choose.
There are more combinations than they show.

http://www.flatlanderracing.com/strokerford.html

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steve'66
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posted 12-06-2002 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's some stats on our 408w:

Rods - Eagle 6.250 4350 H-beam
Crank - Eagle 4340 forged knife edged
SRP pistons (flat tops)
Speed pro plasma moly rings
Cloyes Double Roller chain
Comp Solid roller cam 35-772-8 286/292 248/254 @ .050 .610/621 lift lsa 110, c/l 106, installed at 105, overlap 69 degrees @ .015"
Heads - Edelbrock Victor Jr's 2.05/1.60 valves
Rockers - Harland Sharp aluminum rollers
Springs - 195#s closed 350+ @ .600
Intake - Edelbrock Victor Jr. ported to heads
Fully balanced
Milodon pan & pick up
MSD billet Distributor
12-1 compression
'74 block

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stroker man
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From: Denville NJ USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 12-06-2002 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stroker man   Click Here to Email stroker man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you might want to step up to sportmans block, i paid 800 bucks way back, think there 1200 now but worth it, i was told that early blocks wear faster because of nickel content.

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From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 12-09-2002 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sportsman block is a used 76 to 87 truck block that has been bored .030 over. This is according to the "Building Short Track Power" book that is written by Ford engineers.

John

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