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Let me rephrase an earlier question.Has anybody experimented with mismatching Fe parts to raise the compression on a 360,without using a custom piston?Would a 352 crank and rods in a 360 block raise the compression to real world levels at the loss of 8 cubes?I thought all blocks had the same deck height,so wheres the catch?
 

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352 and 360 use the same stroke and rods, IIRC. Both are 3.5" stroke. Only difference is that the 360 has a 4.050" bore vs. the 352's 4.000" bore. So, basically, a 360 is a 352 bored .050". So, to answer your question, no...you won't gain any compression.

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Then why was my 1959 352 rated at 10:1 with flat tops,but I cant find anything to bring my 360 over 8:1,without using a 390 crankshaft?Also,from the research Ive done,a 360 or 90 uses the same pistons and rod length,leaving a 360 down in the hole.This means and actual around 7.8:1 with poor quench.What am I missing?


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