No --- when longer rods are used, a shorter piston is used (shorter "compression height/distance") --- CD is measured from crown to wrist pin centerline.Anyone know why Blueprint has this 400 with 6” rods listed as a 400? Wouldn’t the 6” rods mean it’s stroke is less than a normal 400 crank would be?
I’ll look into these guys. I think the crate motor is going to be the most economical thing to do, especially considering warranty. BUT, shipping will be a factor, too.You're looking at between $1k to $1500 in machine shop labor to do the necessary Machining on the cyl block and cyl heads . These are necessary before assembling a new engine
Also alot of 400 sbc blocks have core shift issues and due to their popularity the cylinder bores are at or near maximum safe over bore
I would definitely recommend going the crate engine route
This is an awesome price for a performance built 495 hp sbc . You can even also have it built to however you want . The best thing is if you want to have the engine refreshed let's say after a year or so of hard auto X racing they will rebuild it for $3500
402 Small Block Chevy Pump Gas Engine. Horsepower: 495 @ 5700 RPM. Torque: 515 @ 4500 RPM. Priced From: $10,450. Shafiroff Race Engines and Components.www.shafiroff.com
I’ll look into these guys. I think the crate motor is going to be the most economical thing to do, especially considering warranty. BUT, shipping will be a factor, too.
So about $1500 to machine a block sounds about right?
How do you like that 427 sbc? I’d love to have one, but, man, they are pricey.I had Shafiroff racing engines build my 427sbc and they charged me $200 to ship via truck freight from Long Island New York to the Socal HighDesert . If the engine is to be installed by a shop they will ship free of charge
Yes that's the average price for machine work
How do you like that 427 sbc? I’d love to have one, but, man, they are pricey.