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Post  badsnake306 on July 13th 2012, 11:18 pm

hey guys after selling my c-heads because i realized how much money it really takes to build a 632 c headed engine and i just cant afford that right now i was able to pick up a DOVE-A block, DOVE heads, internal balance 460 crank, solid roller, eagle h-beams, lunati roller rockers, comp lifters, and a bunch of other stuff to build something more budget friendly. the issue is picking what size piston to use. i was thinking a 477 ci engine. any input would be appreciated

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Post  BOSS 429 on July 14th 2012, 12:06 am

I have 2 diff 514s for sale,and a 477, if that helps, all can be had a lot of different ways
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Post  dfree383 on July 14th 2012, 12:12 am

Clean the bores up to where ever they need to be to be strait and get on with it.

I'd honestly build somethig with some after market heads like SCJ's or P-51's, its a much better investment than dumping a boat load into the Iron DOVE heads. You'll be a bunch of power ahead for the money.
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Post  BOSS 429 on July 14th 2012, 12:16 am

dfree383 wrote:Clean the bores up to where ever they need to be to be strait and get on with it.

I'd honestly build somethig with some after market heads like SCJ's or P-51's, its a much better investment than dumping a boat load into the Iron DOVE heads. You'll be a bunch of power ahead for the money.




x2 iron heads are a lot of work,and $$$, unless you do most of it yourself
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 14th 2012, 3:24 am

What is your ET goal and what type of chassis and weight do you have to work with? Are you willing or wanting to spray it to reach your goal?

I know of the one 514 that Rich has for sale and you could not build it for what he is asking, perhaps shoot him a pm and get his number to discuss it.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on July 14th 2012, 9:19 am

Said 514 ^^^^^ makes great power. X2 on can't build it for what he's selling it for.
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Post  badsnake306 on July 14th 2012, 1:10 pm

The car is a 1994 cobra, stock suspension with a wolfe 8.50 kit. Weight should be around 3000 to 3200. I would love to pick up a engine that is already built but I'm sitting on all these parts and I know if I tried to sell I wouldn't get my money back that I spent on them. The heads I have are already ported and I have roller springs to match the cam and, 2.20 intake and 1.76 stainless valves.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 14th 2012, 1:41 pm

If you must go that route then I would spend the money on a good custom piston and get the compression up, from now on after this build I think custom piston will be the way I go. But as stated I would just go to where it needs to be cleaned up to on the bore.
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Post  BOSS 429 on July 15th 2012, 1:10 am

badsnake306 wrote:The car is a 1994 cobra, stock suspension with a wolfe 8.50 kit. Weight should be around 3000 to 3200. I would love to pick up a engine that is already built but I'm sitting on all these parts and I know if I tried to sell I wouldn't get my money back that I spent on them. The heads I have are already ported and I have roller springs to match the cam and, 2.20 intake and 1.76 stainless valves.


depending on what you have i may be willing to take some of your parts in on trade
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Post  badsnake306 on July 18th 2012, 10:27 am

Well I think I'm going to go with a set of custom arias piston and get my compression closer to 13:1. hopefully it will make good power. If not ill just spray it haha

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Post  dfree383 on July 18th 2012, 10:50 am

Arias makes a shelf piston that will get you 14:1 with 72cc heads.......

Diamond also has some domed stuff avaliable too.
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Post  badsnake306 on July 18th 2012, 1:39 pm

nice i was unaware of that. my machinist is a arias dealer so hopefully since they are off the self pistons it would cost me 1100 like my previous set

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Post  dfree383 on July 19th 2012, 7:19 am

Only down side to the Arias shelf stuff is they need additional radial clearance for 2.25 Valve's so keep that in mind and ask if you can get them opened up as an option, its cheaper and easier than doing it in by the machine shop.
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Post  badsnake306 on July 19th 2012, 10:07 am

well maybe i should just go custom cause my solid roller lift is 760 int and 740 exh

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Post  dfree383 on July 19th 2012, 10:27 am

Mines well over .800.......

The Arias pistions I got where a little on the expensive side IMO. It my buddy wasn't trying to get a account set-up (I promised I'd help him) I could have gotten the diamond customs and pimped them out for just a little more.

Get the better ring pack to if you go custom its worth a fair amount of power. .043 / .043 / 3mm
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