Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Campbellsburg, IN 47108
all the marine blocks I've seen are center oilers. most have standard cast cranks, junk 390 truck type heads, junk intakes, plain old 390 rods.....pretty much what you get is a 427 bore, cross bolted block.....and thats it.
not to hijack the thread but I was at a swapmeet in nashville a few years back, and I had a 428CJ block with me. a couple of guys walked up and started talking to me about the block and said thier boss had a NEW block in a ford crate under a bench and had told them to "get rid of it"..,,long story short...we went and looked(20 min away) and it was a 427 SOHC block. the previous owner of the shop had a raceboat at one time. scrounged around and found 2 steel cranks, 2 sets of lemans rods and SOHC pistons, all new........got everything for $450 cuz the guys had seen the price I had on the CJ block and said "you can still make a little money on it that way".....sold the block for $4500(made a call that night to a guy) $500 each for the cranks, $500/set for the rods and the pistons I gave him. OH and there was a set of cam covers that I kept, have them on the wall of the shop right now :p
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I've built and sold more than 5000 rears to date. been into fords and mustangs since age of 11. owned approx. 35 mustangs, 8 cougars, 20 torinos, 11 comets, 3 fairlanes, 30+ galaxies, 40+ 69-76 police cars, and a 52 henry J. and now CURRENTLY have 2-66 galaxies, 3-65 falcons, 1-66 comet, and a 71 maverick. plus a boatload of parts.
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