472 hemi , better than 426's?

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ricky80ss
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472 hemi , better than 426's?

Post by ricky80ss » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:55 pm

I got a brand new 472 hemi crate ...after reading all the stories here now I am very scared, is there a way to know if my engine is better than the 426's mentioned in many postings?

firepower354
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Post by firepower354 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:59 am

.400 more stroke and a little more cam, but otherwise about the same engine. Better? Yep.
Crank up the boost till you run over the crank!

Bailiesdad
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Re: 472 hemi , better than 426's?

Post by Bailiesdad » Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:38 pm

ricky80ss wrote:I got a brand new 472 hemi crate ...after reading all the stories here now I am very scared, is there a way to know if my engine is better than the 426's mentioned in many postings?
Have the engine torndown, measure everything, correct everything, reassemble and you will be fine.

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Post by CrAzY MoPaR GuY » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:21 pm

I would phone Cummins with the tag#s and find out if you need new rocker adjusters, they had batches of them that failed and Cummins can tell from the tag#, so I am told.

Bailiesdad
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Post by Bailiesdad » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:45 am

CrAzY MoPaR GuY wrote:I would phone Cummins with the tag#s and find out if you need new rocker adjusters, they had batches of them that failed and Cummins can tell from the tag#, so I am told.
Don't hold your breath...... :roll:

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