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See all 59 photosThe pen points out the 0.925-diameter threaded remote oil cooler passage common to all four-bolt-main-equipped 396, 427, and 454 blocks. Blocks with two-bolt mains have a hole about half this diameter. The "HI-PERF" markings cast into several locations on certain blocks do not guarantee four-bolt main cap status. Then again, it has been proven time and again that a properly prepared two-bolt iron block can handle nearly 1,000 hp.


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See all 59 photos2 All 396 blocks feature machined intake valve reliefs to minimize shrouding. This block"s passenger-side deck is factory stamped "T1212JD," which tells us it was first installed in a 1969 four-speed application and is a true L78. R.A.D. Auto Machine intentionally refrained from machining the decks to preserve this valuable bit of originality.