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402 Big-Block Rebuild, Part 3 - 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Tech - Real World Street Big-Block, Part 3

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Welcome back to our real world street big-block build. If you're just reading about this for the first time, we're rebuilding the 402 Rat that was between the fenders of our rerstored '67 Chevelle when completed by the pros at Auto Metal Direct (AMD) and Craig Hopkins in the AMD Installation Center. The engine had been given a quick teardown and refresh to make sure it was reliable and would move the classic SS396 at idle for shows and events. Now that the car's trailer queen life is over, we needed to tear the 402 apart and get it ready for street/strip duty.

All of our parts are back from the machine shop, and it's time to assemble them. In this installment, we're just going to cover the assembly of the short-block, so we can go a little more in-depth on stuff to better help the novice engine builder out there. In the next installment, we'll cover the assembly of the top end, with special attention being paid to the break-in of our flat tappet camshaft.

For now, let's get our foundation put together.

SOURCES
Summit Racing
Akron
OH
800-230-3030
330-630-0240
www.summitracing.com/
Auto Metal Direct
940 Sherwin Parkway
Suite 180
Buford
GA  30518
866-684-5942
www.autometaldirect.com
Lunati Camshafts
Olive Branch
MS
662-892-1500
www.lunatipower.com
Bad Attitude Engines
352-528-5386
www.badattitudeengines.com
Rollins Automotive
352-335-7223
www.rollinsautomotiveinc.com
ARP
800-826-3045
http://arp-bolts.com/
Wiseco Performance Products
7201 Industrial Park Blvd.
Mentor
OH  44060
440-951-6600
www.wiseco.com
AMSOIL
925 Tower Ave.
Superior
WI  54880
800-777-8491
www.amsoil.com
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