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Got a chance to get a 454 out of a 3 ton truck.Want to know what the difference is from a car motor.Is it just the intake or are the heads - valve size different.



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You don't want it. That is a tall deck engine, 4 ring grooves on each piston. The intake from a car/pickup engine won't fit, heads are junk, etc.

It's good for the crank and rods, throw the rest away, sorry!

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I knew the 427 truck engines were different but didn`t know 454 wereconfuse



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What year is the engine? 1976 was the last year for use in cars.



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I knew the 427s were tall blocks but I did not know the 454s were.

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I believe it was 79-82 only and it has to be in a 40 series or larger truck to be the tall deck.

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Anyone have pics to compare the tall vs short deck? I tried google but could not find any good pics.



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Boy, too bad, we just sent a couple of cores back from work here, I could have taken pics.

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But to be safe, you should always get the casting number off the driver's rear of an engine to assure it's what it's said to be.

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A quick easy way is on a low deck block, where water pump bolts to block top edge is almost even with top of block, where as tall deck block is 1/2" or so above water pump.

Not the greatest pictures but you can see the difference

lowdeck.jpg

talldeck.png



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Thanks guys for all the good info.Well appreciated.

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