Beginner Engine Builder: 455 Help!

Discussion in 'Street/strip 400/430/455' started by BuickLove, May 29, 2018.

  1. Flanders69

    Flanders69 New Member

    Starting an engine build as well. Will be my first and I want to get it right. I know what I have, 74 455 that was running when I took it out of the car. The numbers indicate that it was the original motor that came out of an Electra. I have many ideas and am trying to settle on one plan. Great to see someone else on the same path.
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  2. BuickLove

    BuickLove Well-Known Member

    Okay everyone ! After 2 full 8hr work days , I have completely disassembled my 73 455 down to the block! Take a look at the updated photos and let me know what you think for someone who is beyond a rookie at doing this. Next up is to find out how solid my block is and if it’s ready to be put under some high HP.

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  3. BuickLove

    BuickLove Well-Known Member

    That’s awesome to hear! Thanks for replying. Please post some photos along the way if you can would love to see the progress. I hope to have my build shown on here from start to finish.
  4. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    Looks good. Just don't mix up your rod caps and lose your cam sprocket bolts, they are unique.
    For my first engine I built I copied the oil mods to a word doc with photos and made a small booklet for the machinist. After a few times I got brave enough to to them myself. Good luck
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  5. BuickLove

    BuickLove Well-Known Member

    I believe I have my rod caps in order from front to back , there’s 5 right ? Also which cam bolts do you mean , could you try and paint me a picture to make sure I have them in order
  6. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    The main caps are numbered. I meant the connecting rod caps. The cam sprocket bolts are the bolts that hold the large gear on the cam. Those bolts are low profile and hard to find at a store.
  7. BuickLove

    BuickLove Well-Known Member

    Okay awesome thank you

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