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Building in progress, with tons of pics... Pontiac 400
« on: April 24, 2009, 10:20:48 PM »
- New Manley valves
- New Elgin valve springs and keepers
- New Badger pistons
- New Hastings molly rings
- New Dynagear timing gears and Durabond cam bearings
- New Dynagear timing gears and chain
- New Elgin lifters, push rods, rockers, balls and nuts
- New FelPro gaskets
- Cylinder heads are pressure checked
- Diamond honed valve guides
- Three angle cut valve seats
- All head surfaces are broached
- Blocks are bored with deck plates, cylinder walls are diamond honed
- Crankshafts are ground and polished for .002 clearance
- Camshafts are ground to O.E.M. specifications, hardened and polished
- Connecting rods are sized to .002 clearance
- Elgin Pro Stock Cam E-980-P
Cam Lift Int .295 Exh .310
Valve Lift Int. .443 Exh .465
Adv. Dur. Int. 280° Exh 290°
Timing Event @ .050 Cam Lift     Duration Int. 214° Exh. 224° Opens Int. 0° BTC Exh. 49°BBC Closes Int. 34° ABC Exh. 5° BTC
Over Lap 61°
Lash Hyd
Lope Center line Int. 107° Exh. 117
- Back Cut Valves
- Adj. Valve Train
- Melling #689-M54DS High Pressure Oil Pump

- Intake ..
Edelbrock #350-21561
Performer Pontiac Intake Manifold Polished Finish


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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 10:38:14 PM »
Sweet - you got the polished intake.  That'll look nice.
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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 10:50:40 PM »
I got chrome alt, valve covers, oil pan, timing chain cover too

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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 10:53:40 PM »
Total cost for the long block with engine upgrade was 2400, the intake was 360, the chrome parts was about 180, harmonic balancer was i believe 200 something, bought new pulleys which was almost 400, billet distributor was about 300 also, so all in all, so far i've got around 3700 in this engine... plus a 7 year 70,000 mile warranty

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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 11:21:04 PM »
Great build!


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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 11:33:01 PM »
That looks pretty sweet!  I do have one question, though -- and I've been noticing this a lot recently -- why weren't the pressed-in/freeze plugs painted engine color? ??? ???

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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009, 11:36:30 PM »
No Idea

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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 11:53:24 PM »
I really hate to point it out since its together already but I think you have a 6x4 (4 is 91 cc's) on one side and a 6x8 (8 is 98/101 cc's) on the other. Unless I'm seeing the right side picture wrong.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 11:54:11 PM »
let me go check

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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 12:01:13 AM »
If you are looking at where it says GM 4  GM 8   I'm not sure what that is for but the stamp code is on the other side of the head, and both heads are stamped 8

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 12:18:56 AM »
Cool.. I thought they might be different since your dates were two years different and it would be better to know now.
The GM4 and GM8 tells you if its a 6x8 or 6x4 head, that's how you tell what cc version of 6x head you have, or at least that's my understanding anyway.
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Re: New Engine Arrived Today! Pontiac 400 from S&S Engines Lots of Pics
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 12:34:00 AM »
Um, I'm not sure about that..

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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2009, 12:34:41 AM »
And where it shows "stamped ID #" on my heads it shows 8 on both heads

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2009, 12:38:18 AM »
I'm not either, maybe someone in the know will chime in.    I like your cam choice.
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2009, 12:44:00 AM »
Yeah, I'm hoping it will turn out great...
It should have a fair idle quality with lobe, it's recommended for mild bracket racing