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I got a 1975 454 w/ 2 bolt mains. Will it hold up to a 475 hp motor and occationaly a 200 shot NOS. 4 bolt mains are getting harder to find. Will a stud kit be enough or do I really need another block? Any suggestions?

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Forged crank and pistons, Crower sportmans rods, 9 to 1 compression.

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SS3964N8 is right about the conversion. Make sure you get the new mains line honed. I would be more concerned about cast crank and pistons with a 200HP NOS shot. You didn't say if you had forged crank and pistons. Cast pieces are usually good for about 125HP.

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Leave it at 2bolt BBs don't give any trouble in the main department unless something is wrong. Like michael I have a friend with a 2bolt Super Comp car that he runs real hard and has had no problems.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Golden67:
SS3964N8 is right about the conversion. Make sure you get the new mains line honed.
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If changing to 4 bolt main caps then he will need the block line bored, line honing doesn't cut it when using different caps.

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We have a 2 bolt. I had the same concerns, my mechanic said not to waist my money changing to 4 bolt unless I was heading towards the 600 - 800 hp range. We are supposedly at 475 to 500, hasn't run yet so I don't know for sure. The mechanic, (who is a big time drag racer), also set the engine up for nitrous in the future and said their will be no problems. The Mechanics Camaro is in the 7-8 second range, I trust him.......bk
 

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You shouldn't have any probs with a two bolt main, I have a buddy thats all he has aver run. If you are worried about it you could go ahead stud it.

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you will have no prob with the block with the 475hp but the extra 200 does worry me. personally I would not risk it. spend the extra whatever to convert it. the 4 bolt conversion turns out being stronger then factory 4 bolts anyway. at the very least put bran new ARP main bolts in it. don't torque them more then twice, if you do I would get new ones again. all of these guys are probably right it will be ok, but I am just saying that if you are going to hit it with an additional 200 hp on top of 475 I would not want to chance it and potentially have to pull it back out and replace parts. look at is insurence. just my advice.


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FO_FDYFO is right, I forgot to mention that my mechanic put beefed up main bolts in. He said that is the weak point......bk

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I too know of someone who is running in "Super Street" with a Nova body that is running a two bolt main 454. He hasn't had any trouble with his. But he does deny that it has only two bolt mains when people ask about it!


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Bobby DeArmond ran the first "uncorrected" 9 second ET in history for a legal NHRA Stock Elim car last year in his A/SA 427 425 hp '69 Camaro. He also had the honor of tearing it down to be certified legal by NHRA. In front of the world to see was a 2 bolt main block. A 9 sec run in a 3400+ lb Camaro would take well over 600 HP.

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