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'72 block question

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I just bought my '72 minus engine and trans. The vin shows the car cam with a 402. I would like to start keeping my eye out for a motor. Am I correct in looking for a 3999290 casting# block? Did any '290 blocks come 4 bolt or were they all two? Also can anyone tell me what to look for to buy the correct trans. i.e. casting #s on case? The car is a 4 spd not an auto.
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As long as the originals are missing, why not go ahead and use a 454 block? You can build it as a 454 or 496 and have a lot more power. A 454 block looks just like a 396/402, go for the cubes or you're liable to regret it!
I was debating the choice of originality:boring:eek:r HP:D . I think I am leaning towards HP. 454 blocks are probably cheaper anyhow???
Should I post the tranny question in the tranny forum?
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