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Hey there guys, it has been many moons since I was in here. The Mopars are sisitting in the yard waiting for me to get to them. The house has taking a front seat in priorities. I have come across a 400 engine still attached to the 727 tranny in a truck. The truck is a 76 4x2. I am assuming it will bolt right into my truck which is a 4x4 with a 360 engine 727 tranny, and 205 transfer case. Anyone see any issues? Next question is about a 400 vs a 440. I wouild like to get a diesel but I think my luck would be better finding a winning lottery ticket. I have been searching for a 440 "TRUCK" engine/tranny but so far have not found one. Now I have found both an engine and tranny, but it is a 400. I have heard that the 400s are more versitile,. What do you guys think?
 

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A 400 is a big small block able to scream with out worries
 

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When you build a 400 you are building a big beathing small block
 

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I have a 400 and I think they would make great boat anchors.... ;D

As a matter of fact when I get ready to put in my SB I will be unloading the 400 and tranny real cheap.
 

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;D i agree w/ e3 ... got 3 400 s .. the angle on the 400 the mopar book said, it lended its self to a 451 w only a 440 crank.. cheep " & torque.
some one one here was called 452 ????
the 77 has a 400 in it ...all of the 361 ,383 & 400 parts interchange.. bought a edd b manifold & alum.. valve covers for 75.00.. just a thought ;D ;D
 

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Well Jaybear apparently you just didn't care to read what i said, but hey if you want to go to a restrictive breathing sb rather then a free breathing sb you have now go ahead
 

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Oh yeah I love the 400 in my '74 Monaco (heh, my '74 Club has one too), that sucker would take off nicely at the lights and would wind out real nice if you hit the pedal on the road. Kicks down into passing gear and takes off like a scalded banshee. Will pull nicely till 90 when it shifts into third again and even then its still pulling. I've hit 100 with more pedal to go.

This is a STOCK 2-v motor in a 4500 lb C-Body 4-dr. I'm quite happy with it as you can tell.
 

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Why do you keep calling a stock 400 a smallblock Marty?

And for the question, the 2wd engine brackets will not work for the 4wd kmember. The mounting holes on the 2wd brackets are too far back for the engine biscuits..
 

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If you can get one for cheap with a tranny why not do it? Sure a 440 is better but, if the price is right, it will beat the hell out of your 360.
 

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i got a 74 400 in my 87 d100 and i love the hell outta that motor. taz has a 440 in his rc i think my stock 400 would take his 440 rc i dont know but i know i love my 400 but a 440 is better but the 400 is easyer to find parts and like rampar said with just the 440 crank u can get a 451 theres a guy from the tx chap that has the 451 and he loves it from what i hear. just my .02
 

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I have both. The 440 in my 78 RC is better suited for what I do than the 400. The 400 I have has no balls, won't spin the 44's even in the mud. I'm going to change the cam and lifter and timing chain in the 400 to see if that helps in the next couple weeks. Hopefully I'll have the 440 done and back in by Ram Jam.Brad has a 451 in his RC and does really well. If the 400 perks up some with the cam and lifters set I'll put it in the Power Wagon and junk the 318.
 

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The 400 was built from day one as a detuned, smog reducing version of the 383. Comparing it to a 440 isn't fair.
That being said, you can do a lot with a 400 to make it almost as good as a 440, and the 400 is a lot easier to find in the junkyards.
 

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Dunner said:
Why do you keep calling a stock 400 a smallblock Marty?
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He's got Chevy on his mind :D
 

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The 383/400 big blocks can rev quick, similar to small blocks, but still give better low end torque. The 440 revs a little slower (compared stock to stock) than the 383/400 brothers, but the 440 delivers way more grunt at all rpms. I'm a huge fan of big blocks, but I don't know if I'd swap a good 360 for a stock 383 or 400. 318 to any big block, and any stock small block for a 440 are both great trades.
 

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JayBear88 said:
As a matter of fact when I get ready to put in my SB I will be unloading the 400 and tranny real cheap.
Let me know when, I'll come get it and give you $50 for both. Or, I've got a couple small blocks I'll trade.
 

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A 400 is a large bore 340 with no valve shrouding problems and easy to breath at high rpms, i don't consider anything under 3.75 stroke a big block really, everything about a 400 is a high rpm big bored small block
 

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HMMMM 400 + 440 crank = 451 cubic inches...SWEET
thats what i want, quick rev's and power to spare.
now i just got to get the 383 in and start with the 400 tear down.
never could find any 440's or parts around where i live found the 383 in a farmers barn for 40 bucks and there all kinds of 400's around the house.
 

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yeah find a 426 wedge, 413 is better bet
 
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