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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-13-2002, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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429/460 Deck Height & Other Questions

I have a C9AE 429/460 block and was wondering what was the typical deck height. It looks like the block may have been decked to almost 0. I am also wondering how good this block is, as far as casting. It is currently 40 over. It is a reman motor I picked up for free and it has around 5000 miles on it. But the dished cast pistons have to go. It also has mixed matched rods. THe caps a C9VE and the rods are D6VE. Are these rods worth keeping. The motor is going to be a pretty healty. I am running a set of DOOE-R SCJ heads and a tunnel ram. I haven't figured out what cam or pistons I am going to get. Thanks
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429/460 Deck Height & Other Questions

THe C9 block should be 10.300". Later (72ish?), the height went to 10.322". I think that the KB flat-top will give you a zero deck with a 10.3" block. If your's has already been decked, you could run a TRW/Speedpro piston. It's around 0.02" shorter in pin height. Check out "Pistons" at www.flatlanderracing.com. Also, do a search for "Keith Black' and check out their website.

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429/460 Deck Height & Other Questions

The rods are not mismatched. The D6VE rods use the C9 caps because the caps were not revised so the same castings were used for many many years(maybe thru the end in the late '90s but I don't know). Those are good rods and will handle 6800-7000RPM reliably if resized with ARP bolts.


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