View Full Version : Opinions on motor build?

07-25-2012, 05:35 AM
I am starting out with a lq4 block, bought the motor, tore it down to find that 3 main bearings were spun, and three rod bearings. tons of sludge buildup.
have a front mount turbo set up also. plans are t56 also.
This is going in a weekend cruiser, bagged chop top s10.

What is some of your opinions on how I should build this motor set up?


07-25-2012, 07:20 AM
have the block hot tanked and honed, then buy a 9.5 compression 402 crank kit and run it!

07-28-2012, 10:28 PM
402/408 stroker kit with an ARP main stud kit is the way to go in my opinion. You will have a fully forged rotating assembly that will be able to handle some pretty good power.

07-29-2012, 01:19 AM
John what does a 408 kit run from Texas Speed?

07-29-2012, 01:20 AM
Also could you PM me a price on ARP Fasteners for the motor?

07-29-2012, 01:44 PM
Here is a link to the 408 rotating assemblies we do:

I will send the price for the bolts tomorrow once I get back to the shop.

08-02-2012, 04:53 AM
Thx on rotating assem link.. nvr heard back from you on fasteners?