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Post  wizardofx on August 15th 2014, 4:22 pm

I just picked up a C9VE429 short block and set of DOVE-A heads for $300 The motor was rebuilt, but I tore it apart to check everything. Most looks OK. I'll have the crank polished and will probably put Eddy Performer heads on it. The pistons are forged L2404. Isn't that a 460 piston??

I want to get almost 10.1 compression out of it before dropping in my 68 Torino.

Thoughts?

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Post  dfree383 on August 15th 2014, 4:38 pm

Yep.....
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Post  wizardofx on August 15th 2014, 5:22 pm

Why the heck would they do that? It's a 4U crank. The 460 piston will put it above deck then, shouldn't it?

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Post  dfree383 on August 15th 2014, 6:08 pm

The 460 pistons have a shorter pin height so the will install with a 429 crank but will be way in the hole.
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Post  wizardofx on August 15th 2014, 6:39 pm

I guess I'm gonna be building a 460 instead of a 429 now. Just need a crank.

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Post  maverick on August 15th 2014, 7:07 pm

wizardofx wrote:I guess I'm gonna be building a 460 instead of a 429 now.  Just need a crank.

You wanted to anyway, right? Wink 
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Post  GaryS on August 15th 2014, 9:27 pm

I have an internal balance crank you can have.
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Post  wizardofx on August 16th 2014, 9:43 am

I'm going to check out the crank locally today. GaryS  how much ya want for it?

In the 1980's I had a `71 GS 455.  Will never forget the incredible torque I felt in that car.  Looking for that sensation once again!

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Post  maverick on August 16th 2014, 9:48 am

wizardofx wrote:I'm going to check out the crank locally today. GaryS  how much ya want for it?

In the 1980's I had a `71 GS 455.  Will never forget the incredible torque I felt in that car.  Looking for that sensation once again!

You're in for a treat. A decent 460 will make that Buick seem really weak.
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Post  GaryS on August 16th 2014, 9:52 am

GaryS wrote:I have an internal balance crank you can have.

Free! Come get it!!!
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Post  wizardofx on August 16th 2014, 10:29 am

That's a kind offer GaryS. I live in Los Angeles, so that free crank would turn into an expensive crank... fast. Thanks much though!

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Post  GaryS on August 16th 2014, 12:52 pm

Jump on a plane. NASCAR...Woodward Dream Cruise...Bowling Green National Tractor Pulls. Stuff the crank in your carry on. Get it home for free!!!!!!!!!!!!
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