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    I don't think you'll need a girdle if you don't plan on hooking the car hard on drag radials or similar. They are nice looking, but hardly worth the expense for cosmetics only.

    I second Thain's suggestion on the transmission. May want to swap the governor in the one you have in the meantime though, as the power band is going to be different with you new engine mods.
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    Thatís good to know about the girdle- no drag radials here!

    Iíll look around- I was most likely going to get a new torque converter to match the engine, go off of whatever the cam grinder recommends to match it.

    A new governor is a good idea! Iím sure the engine will be happy up to or beyond 6K
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    You will definitely need the governor if your power band is that high.

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    See what John did with the nuked trans out of his 86. That would serve as a core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    That’s good to know about the girdle- no drag radials here!

    I’ll look around- I was most likely going to get a new torque converter to match the engine, go off of whatever the cam grinder recommends to match it.

    A new governor is a good idea! I’m sure the engine will be happy up to or beyond 6K
    I have a 92 trans that does work. It could stand to get serviced with some seals replaced and a valve body. A nice converter would probably help as well. It has park too! Just needs a broken bolt extracted for the shift linkage mount. It decided to break when I tried removing the shift linkage when I pulled the trans.

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    So I was able to pull the motor apart this weekend- No sign of any cracks but i still have to take the cam bearings out tomorrow to be sure. Cylinder walls are almost like new- no lip to speak off, has all its crosshatching. I'm fairly certain i can get away with just having it honed. Main and rod bearings were all in serviceable shape. I'm hoping to have far lower machine shop costs than I was expecting-
    Most likely Ill have it hot tanked, magnafluxed, and generally just have it gone over. I don't see why it wouldn't take standard size bearings, which I could install myself.
    Anyone on here have any idea what having a shop do that would cost based on experience? The less I spend on that, the sooner i can get the heads.
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    As far as the Rear cover support goes, I have detonated 2 rears in the MegaMerc, always on regular street tires. To be fair, I have done many monster burnouts and it has made a "few" dragstrip passes....

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    if you need to mic the crank, I've got micrometers. Unfortunately I do not have a set of inside mics to do the bores.

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    Just catching up on this thread. I'm a fan of studs in the mains and a girdle if you can squeeze it in with a new pan.
    Down the road...a strong bottom end let's you do whatever you want.
    Kinda puts the whole "2-bolt isn't as strong" to bed too...
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    I don't think I'm going to be needing an engine girdle, the cost to make the engine 500-600HP is substantially more, and at 400-425 it's well within the safe limits.

    Gadget- thanks, I may take you up on that, however I'll probably have the machine shop check everything while its in there and just confirm that it'll take stock pistons/rings/bearings.

    I tried googling it to no avail- anyone know if these have cast or hypereutectic pistons?
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