[QUOTE=Argosy;5854558]Is the 440 block trashed? New pistons might be easier as long as it doesn't have a radical cam also.
Howdy thanks for the reply. I believe it was the actual torque converter he had to tack weights on to. On the FMC, I *believe, they used a mopar adapter plate to an SAE housing, and honestly I don't recall if it was a #2 or a #3, yes regular Allison torque converter. I do know that I had a buy a starter that was basically for a Clark FORKLIFT LOL. Fwiw, I think I'm going to do something akin to your recommendation of buying pistons, but I need a decent uncut block. I have one I'm going to check out tomorrow, cheap 440 looks quite good but I'll check it out well, all I need is the block. Not much of a gamble, only 100$ for a long block
I'm leaning towards a decent running low comp 440, then if I feel like it and when I have nothing better to do, I might turn it into an "industrial" 440 with the 413 heads with the super-cooling- haven't been able to locate 413 that seemed even halfway decent and I need Gallopin Gertie up and moving.