I finally got my Motor all together and in the car. It is running great, I still need a new carb, but I just wanted everyone here to know I used this forum every step of the way. It was kind of amazing really what ever the issue I just typed it in the search bar and found my answer here.
In the end I took the 396 out, dressed the new 454 short block , changed my clutch, Installed the new 454. Only helper was my wife. For warranty issues I had it trucked back to the Machine shop for start up. They checked everything and then fired it up. It did not even spin more than once and it fired.
Special thanks to Chris Straub at Straub tech, (contacted him because of this site) The Cam and Engine kit he sold for me has proven to be everything he said it would. And Meridian Auto and Machine here in Meridian Idaho for all the Machine work advice and patience.
And a big thanks to all of you who post and answer questions. It was a huge help during this process. I thought about just saving more money and having the shop do everything. I'm glad now I decided to do as much as I could. :hurray:
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