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Looking for any leads for my cousin. His block was destroyed by the machine shop yesterday. Shop is willing to replace but finding a good one is not easy. He is looking on Long Island first but out of the area may have to happen. My cousin was supposed to pick up his engine tomorrow but I guess things happen. So if any of the car guys on here know of any leads I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
 

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Good luck.

I had a 383 350 4 bolt main and 400 crank and rods dam thing was a beast I miss that engine
 
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Looking for any leads for my cousin. His block was destroyed by the machine shop yesterday. Shop is willing to replace but finding a good one is not easy. He is looking on Long Island first but out of the area may have to happen. My cousin was supposed to pick up his engine tomorrow but I guess things happen. So if any of the car guys on here know of any leads I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
let me look, if I don't still have one I know a guy who does
 

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I've got one. Out of a 1970 Blazer. [I've had it since 1980 .... 36 years!!! HOLY [email protected]!!!]

4 bolt main, [only made in '70-'71] std/std crank [short block still assembled].

I also have a set of .030 over forged flat top pistons, NIB, that go with it.

I was building a 406 at one point too.

$750 for the lot.

Which machine shop did he use???
 

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I've got one. Out of a 1970 Blazer. [I've had it since 1980 .... 36 years!!! HOLY [email protected]!!!]

4 bolt main, [only made in '70-'71] std/std crank [short block still assembled].

I also have a set of .030 over forged flat top pistons, NIB, that go with it.

I was building a 406 at one point too.

$750 for the lot.

Which machine shop did he use???
That's a deal!
 

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I've got one. Out of a 1970 Blazer. [I've had it since 1980 .... 36 years!!! HOLY [email protected]!!!]
4 bolt main, [only made in '70-'71] std/std crank [short block still assembled].
I also have a set of .030 over forged flat top pistons, NIB, that go with it.
I was building a 406 at one point too.
$750 for the lot.

Which machine shop did he use???
I will pass this along, thank you very much.
I don't know which shop. Rather not put it out there. Don't want anyone thinking he is bad mouthing them over an accident.
 

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Thanks for all of the help. My cousin just called to let me know that the machine shop is making it right and found a replacement block for him.
 

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Best outcome. Now I don't have to go digging in my shed
 
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They do have the siamesed water jackets same as the current 502's.

While any block should be sonic checked for core shift before boring I knew a guy running as .060 over 413 that was a complete animal!

Overheating was a problem but more due to the head gasket design than the block .... they made the "steam holes" too small. Later corrected by Fel-Pro & others.

As usual, older is better than newer. 1970 especially used a higher nickel content in the cast iron. Later they went lighter & cheaper.

That's enough useless trivia for today :)
 
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