455 main bearing caps

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by 72'lark, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. 72'lark

    72'lark Active Member

    A younger dumber version of me bought a project years ago and apparently disposed of these during tear down. I need all 5. Also would like a good core crank shaft.
  2. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind that putting non original caps on will more than likely require a line bore job to get things back in line......not just a hone
  3. 72'lark

    72'lark Active Member

    Will do. Thanks for the tip.
  4. John Stevens

    John Stevens Well-Known Member

    I will look should have extras
  5. rp455

    rp455 Well-Known Member

    got em-pm sent
  6. Rocket Racer

    Rocket Racer Well-Known Member

    I have the crank.Where are you located? Thanks, Bob.
  7. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Yes, align bore and studs .....Jim
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2020
  8. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    I have caps too
  9. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    If it's not a numbers block it will be cheaper and easier to get another block.
  10. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    I have caps and a crank in Wisconsin. Where are you located?
  11. 72'lark

    72'lark Active Member

    Thanks everyone, I am located in Colorado.
  12. 72'lark

    72'lark Active Member

    It’s not numbers and that thought has crossed my mind but all the cores I’m seeing are ~$900 plus shipping and would at least need honed anyway. I was thinking the line bore would run me 200-300. I could be way off as I have not checked around yet.
  13. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    It's going to be more than that....line hone is normally 150-250. And hone hss to follow bore.......not all shops can line bore.

    Odd are also you might need a shorter timing chain too.

    I had a set of billet steel caps installed on our motor after my center 3 caps got stretch and didnt fit the register anymore, luckily the new caps were finished small on purpose to allow cutting without having to get much more than a fuzz to the block.
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  14. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Holy cow. Post a wanted ad here and you'll get a block for a few hundred bucks at most. I just sold a 72 block cheap..
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  15. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    For me. With all the other work already done to a block, the better caps at about 500, plus the labor to install was cheaper than starting over.
  16. 72'lark

    72'lark Active Member

    Someone have a decent block (and mains haha) with minimal core shift they want to part with?
  17. Kingfish

    Kingfish Well-Known Member

    Question please. What does it cost for a main tunnel line bore?
    Thank you,

  18. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I will see if I can find my records what it cost me
  19. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    I believe its about 350-400 bucks.
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  20. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    Recent engine we had done was $245.
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