This 427v2 idea was sparked up at Doc's house today. While discussing "buy and sell" mid afternoon, Doc said his good set of new 427 short dome L2300's were going to his son for a high school engine build-up. Thinking of a milder/driver 427 for the Vette to free the pretty bad-ass 427 in there for a big cam and Aluminum head
upgrade for evil purposes at a time to be determined.
This evening when I was leaving, Doc said, "Hey, you want some Welfare L2300 pistons?"
He hands me this piston attached to a mangled/bent rod. Sure enough....L2300 + .030s! Looks like 7 good ones to be cleaned-up hung on weenie 396 rods. One piston may or may not see run time again....
Hang these forged pistons (after serious cleaning) and one possible new unit onto some thumb rods with ARPs. So, well on the way for the mild 427v2.
Doc, you rock.
It occurred to me on the way home that I have most of the rest of the parts already at home. When the Super Budget 454 comes out of the Elky...use it as the foundation for 427v2.
I'll have a known block to bore, low use thumb rods, the original heads off the Vette, a mild 226*cam (that will love the extra compression), a driver intake...etc, etc.
While out, 427 from the Vette gets Aluminum heads I have on hold, roller cam, and in the next year or so I locate a suitable shell to install the bullet into.