462 HO

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  1. Thanks, Tinman! I appreciate the input. Now I need to get the timing right and see what this motor will do.
  2. I finally got a chance to do a check on my 400 with Cleveland 4V heads, a very healthy roller cam that smooths out at about 4000 rpm's. I got 180 lbs. very close across all cylinders. What is the likely compression ratio ? Thanks.
  3. I cleaned it up and found some marks, but they are very hard to read. Does anyone have a 400 balancer like this that is readable. What are the numbers before the ATC and BTC letters, and I don't see a TDC mark. It looks like the balancer may have been marked where the paint is missing across it maybe at 12 degrees? I will try sanding it tomorrow and see if that helps. Any help would be appreciated, so I can set the timing get it to run well and not ping it to death.
  4. I have only worked on Pontiacs that show the degrees on the pointer with only one line on the balancer. Is there only one line on the balancer? If so, how can you set the timing to say 12 BTDC without installing a tape? Thanks again.
  5. This 400 with 4V Cleveland heads has this timing pointer on it, and I can't see any degree marks on it. How does one set the timing on this when it doesn't show any increments on it? What would be a good starting point for this engine that is definitely high compression, roller cammed, drag racing motor? Thanks.
  6. Ok, Thanks. I was trying to not have to pull the starter to ID it. There is some information on the net about what these numbers mean at the back of the block, that I will try to track down, but these aren't even legible.
  7. Can anyone make out this ID to see what year this 400 block is? It looks like it is at least a Cleveland. The last part looks like B23, but not sure about the rest. Thanks.
  8. Thanks. This engine was a drag motor with roller cam, etc. from about 20 years ago? and then maybe used for circle track. It was crated for a long time. I'm not sure which use would have caused the owner to weld in those breathers up front. It's actually a 400 block with the 351C 4V heads. When I get back up to the car in a week, I will check it out further, timing, compression check, etc. Cool. Thanks!
  9. Thanks. This engine was a drag motor with roller cam, etc. from about 20 years ago? and then maybe used for circle track. It was crated for a long time. I'm not sure which use would have caused the owner to weld in those breathers up front. It's actually a 400 block with the 351C 4V heads. When I get back up to the car in a week, I will check it out further, timing, compression check, etc.
  10. Sorry for what appears to be a stupid question going unanswered. My concern was whether standard 400 wires would work and be long enough, as I have 351C 4V heads with spacers under them.
  11. I have a 400 with 351C 4V heads and an old Mallory Unilite distributor. What is the best plug wire set for this application that won't affect stereo, and is hopefully pre-cut? I am not sure a 351C set would be long enough due to the taller and wider engine? Thanks
  12. If the springs lost their mojo due to sitting, which we know it sat crated for 15-20 years, would it just lose power and extra top end pull, or would it start to pop, backfire, etc.?
  13. It ha a full tank of 93 non ethanol with 2 bottles of Lucas octane boost that I will run through first. The Sunoco close by has 5 gallon jugs of 116. no tracks within 2 hours
  14. Oh great, now I have an overcammed, under stroked, overweight truck blocked mill... seriously, when I get back there with new plug wires in hand, I will check the timing, put real race gas in it ( thanks for the Sunoco link, found 5 gallon racing gas for sale 20 minutes away), check the cranking psi and try to measure the stroke and figure out what I have see how this thing wants to run Then I can decide on the gear or what to do with it
  15. Steve k, what gear would be a good one to use to stay somewhat practical on the street, but still better utilize the motor? Someone else posted to maybe stick with 3.50 or so, should be able to light up tires at will, but not buzz the hell out of it when cruising. With the current 3.25, it does not really smoke them at will, unless I drop the clutch at 4000 or so. The car only weighs 3500 lbs, no ps, no pb no a/c. This motor was intriguing when I found the car, and I thought it would be fun with the 4 speed. I won't be driving the car that much, don't mind mixing gas and wanted something that would run like a scalded dog.