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Username Post: 425 hp 396 parts        (Topic#372523)
ssmike 
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ssmike
Loc: sarasota florida
Reg: 04-10-12
02-03-23 08:42 AM - Post#2854088    

Looking for 425hp 396 parts, timing chain cover, balancer and distributor. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks



 


DHMelton 
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DHMelton
Loc: Central Arizona
Reg: 04-10-22
02-03-23 01:55 PM - Post#2854092    
    In response to ssmike

Are you lookking for numebrs matching, or functional equivalent?

You can roll your own distributor with about any Chev distributor and a new Corvette HiPo shaft/football, and a new Std Motor products vac can, and change the springs. It won't be numbers matching though

You can also get a new 1965 425/396 Corvette timing cover and balancer from paragon reproductions, but note you must get BOTH, as the Corvette timing marks are 10* diff than pass car timing marks, on both the balancer ring and the cover tab.



 
ssmike 
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ssmike
Loc: sarasota florida
Reg: 04-10-12
02-10-23 05:53 PM - Post#2854362    
    In response to DHMelton

Thank you for the info, much appreciated. I would like the correct distributor but really as long as it’s visually the same. Not to worried about numbers.



 
bel-air 62 
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Reg: 01-16-05
02-17-23 04:36 AM - Post#2854604    
    In response to ssmike

Actually the 65 and 66 big blocks use a distributor that has machined flats that help with the oil flow. Small block will fit and people will argue that it makes no difference, up to you.



 
Tony1963 
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Loc: Orlando Florida
Reg: 07-09-18
02-17-23 03:20 PM - Post#2854634    
    In response to bel-air 62

The machined flats - are you referring to where it fits though the internal portion of the block so that the oil drains faster?

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
bel-air 62 
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Reg: 01-16-05
02-18-23 04:30 AM - Post#2854656    
    In response to Tony1963

Here is an example of one on Ebay, the groove is to direct the oil on the 65, 66 engines.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334668135988?hash =item4de...




 
Tony1963 
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Loc: Orlando Florida
Reg: 07-09-18
02-18-23 05:52 AM - Post#2854658    
    In response to bel-air 62

Thanks

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
grechevy 
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grechevy
Age: 73
Loc: delaware
Reg: 01-25-09
02-18-23 08:23 AM - Post#2854663    
    In response to bel-air 62

all 1965-66 big block motors had a cam with a large groove in the rear cam journal.the blocks cams and rear cam bearing are all different from later motors.without this groove the rocker arms will receive no oil.i still have one of these cams in shop.you must take new cam to machine shop for groove to be machined.some say there is a new rear bearing to fix this,but iffy.i know.by the way the grooved cams will work in newer motors.



 
66cayne 
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02-22-23 07:34 AM - Post#2854849    
    In response to ssmike

this guy has it all... 427 King
https://www.facebook.com/groups/30057990437374 7



 
bigbowtielover 
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Loc: Surrey British Columbia
Reg: 09-01-13
04-16-23 08:44 PM - Post#2856926    
    In response to grechevy

The grooved cam can be used in later block but you need to modify rear cam bearing by closing oil hole and drilling a smaller hole . If you don't do that you will have a massive internal oil leak.



 
fsc66 
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04-17-23 06:47 AM - Post#2856943    
    In response to ssmike

Check with Leigh Scott, he may have some of these:
leigh_scott@rocketmail.com

Paul







 


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