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December 28 2001 at 1:10 PM
Jeff Wilson  (Login wds99)

Hi All
Best of the season to all. Does anyone know what size this mirrored 105 is, casting # is D3TE

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old goofy dude
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Let's try this again!

December 28 2001, 11:23 PM 

I tried to answer earlier today but when I pushed the respond window, my browser couldn't find the page.

Anyway, this block was used both in pickups and medium duty trucks. The ususal displacement is 390. It is a good heavy duty block casting.

However, you may have a diamond in the rough. I also have a D3TE/501 block that I had sonic tested. It has enough cylinder wall thickness to go to standard bore 427.

I'm going to bet my sweet bippy that if you sonic your block, you'll at least have enough wall thickness to get to 428 piston size.

Of course there's always the risk of really bad core shift in one ormore of the cylinders. Then you must make the decision to sleeve it or scrap it.

Another block that I have, a D4TE without the 501 designator will go to +.060" 428.

I hope this helps!


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