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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Traverse City, MI
Re: Picking up a 400 SBC
If you have not found a set of 400 main caps, let me know. I know a couple of guys that may have a set laying around.
I did get my 400 back from the machine shop just before the state closed everything down. Just for everyone information I had the block cleaned, crack checked, align honed, decked, bored and honed - the bill was around $950. Keep that in mind when purchasing a used block - mine was basically free, it came in a vehicle I bought assuming the engine was not good. My assessment was close because all I could save from the 400 was the block - heads and crank were bad and I am using 5.7 rods so I never checked the 5.565 rods. The block did clean up a .020 over (4.145 bore)!
It was still less than a Dart block, but the Dart block has some features that make it a better block.