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Old 08-03-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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454 block help

hi there, im new to the forums here and was hoping for some insight.
i've rebuilt a few motors but I'm looking to build a built 454 for my 74. i dont want to have to buy a brand new block if i dont have to. im looking at trying to make about 600 hp N/A. ive been told by some people who used to work in garages that i can find good blocks from junk yards as long as im searching for the right casting numbers. my question is "where can i find these casting numbers?" that is assuming they exist. i'd rather pay a few hundred for a used block that will work than a brand new block thats going to run me upwards of $2200. any help would be appreciated. thank you and im looking forward to learning a lot from you guys and this forum.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: 454 block help

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Old 08-04-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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Re: 454 block help

thanks, that's helpful in determining year and type of motor. but do you know where i could go to get the hp rating for the block? that's what i'm really after.
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