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  1. schwarzsurfer

    400 engine rebuild | 2bbl -> 4bbl | more power | part questions

    Yes, I want to perform a rebuild and add KB240 pistons to rise the compression.
  2. schwarzsurfer

    400 engine rebuild | 2bbl -> 4bbl | more power | part questions

    Hello, may I ask some questions about camshaft selection? Is it true, that cams like Whipsplash or Thumpr provide to less vacuum to operate power brakes with it? In one 400cui build on hotrod.com they took a Comp Xtreme Energy 224/230, in another build they took a Thumpr 227/241. Each...
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    400 engine rebuild | 2bbl -> 4bbl | more power | part questions

    Thanks, this helps. I did a little research and cross checked manuals and so on and there seem to be manifolds that were used on C and B bodys and some were B or C-Body only: 2951217 2951216 LH 1970-71 C 383-4 HP 2899968 2899879 RH 1970-71 BCS 383 440...
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    400 engine rebuild | 2bbl -> 4bbl | more power | part questions

    Hi again, what type of exhaust manifold can I use? Do they have to be C-Body 383 manifolds or would also others work, e.g. from a B-Body? Are they shorter or have a different shape or something? I think the C-Body things had this heat metal shield on it? But if I don't care about it...
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    400 engine rebuild | 2bbl -> 4bbl | more power | part questions

    If I take a Street demon can I put the linkage of my stock 2bbl holley on that carb? Or what Else do I need to make it compatible? Greetings Marian
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    400 engine rebuild | 2bbl -> 4bbl | more power | part questions

    Hello all :) Wow, thank you for your replies. Very good information for me so far. I will respond to some of the topics. According to the manual a 12" converter with 1875-2175 Stall RPM was installed in the factory. Would a smaller one be better? I think stall RPM should be little bit higher...
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    400 engine rebuild | 2bbl -> 4bbl | more power | part questions

    Hello together, I plan to rebuild my '72 400 cui 2 bbl engine of my Newport in the future. But I don't just want to rebuild it, my thought was, if I already have this engine open I also can swap some parts to get little more hp out of it. I spend much time in reading and researching on what...
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