The Jalopy Journal
Maybe it's not the engine at all. Maybe the tranny.
Sorry it was a 366.
If the 454 is a tall deck it's not worth much. See people try to give away running engine no one wants tall deck block. The crank is all that's...
I don't remember what cam . No I did not boost reference. If I did it again I would, boost reference sounds like a better way. I started out with...
By the way , this was on a Pontiac.
I used 1850 straight on a 6-71 . They worked great. I bought secondary spring kits, big pump kit , cam kit for pumps and squirters . Always need...
Holley 4777 and 4779 have the right float bowls for side ways mount. The holley 1850 float bowls are for straight mounting. 1850 will slosh gas...
Take out sparkplug and check stroke. 400 and 428 same bore .
A curtain brand of oil pump has been known to have chips in them. Most Pontiac engine builders disassemble oil pump and clean and lubes.
I would take it back to machine shop as is and show them .
If there are big cast iron chips , that's from boring cylinders. Someone did not clean very well after all machining was done. The crank was just...
Make sure you have pontiac lifters not Chevy lifters. They will fit but not oil right.
What 455 ? Pontiac 455 has 3 1/4 main diameter. They need around .003 clearance. They don't like high rpm. Just watch your oil pressure and run it .
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