Well, sort of. Except that by "green" we mean "saving a buck by tearing into a blown-up crate motor and using it as the basis for a Super Stock race engine build."

Yes, that is a mouthful, but it's the truth. And it's one of the more fun race engine builds we've undertaken. We started this project by purchasing a no-longer-running Chevrolet 604 crate engine that had been pulled after blowing a head gasket. In the first installment we machined the block and installed the rotating assembly. Last month we moved on to the cylinder heads and started on the valvetrain.

We hit a bit of a speed bump in the last installment when we discovered the 1.7 ratio rocker arms from Comp Cams caused the pushrods to contact the inside of the pushrod guideplates. This month we'll correct that little oversight and finish up the valvetrain.

It's the valvetrain, along with the lightweight rotating assembly, that should give this engine a leg up on the competition. If you remember, the idea behind this project is to reuse as many components as possible from the discarded 604 crate engine we purchased on the cheap and invest the money saved in places where we can find an advantage. Next month we'll finish buttoning up the engine and put our ideas to the test on the engine dyno.

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Edelbrock (Carbs)
800-416-8628
http://www.edelbrock.com
JE Pistons
15312 Connector Lane
Huntington Beach
CA  92649
714-898-9763
http://www.jepistons.com
AMSOIL
925 Tower Ave.
Superior
WI  54880
800-777-8491
www.amsoil.com
Powerhouse Products
3402 Democrat Rd.
Memphis
TN  38118
800-872-7223
www.powerhouseproducts.com
ARP
1863 Eastman Avenue
Ventura
CA  93003
800-826-3045
www.arp-bolts.com
Holley
1801 Russellville Road
Bowling Green
KY  42101
270-781-9741
www.holley.com
Cometic Gaskets
8090 Auburn Road
Concord
OH  44077
800-752-9850
www.cometic.com
Fluidampr
180 Zoar Valley Road
Springville
NY  14141
716-592-1000
www.fluidampr.com
Comp Cams
3406 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
800-999-0853
www.compcams.com
Jones Racing Products
72 Annawanda Road
Ottsville
PA  18942
610-847-2028
www.jonesracingproducts.com
Performance Distributors
2699 Barris Drive
Memphis
TN  38132
901-396-5782
www.performancedistributors.com
Carrillo
124 Poplar Pointe Drive Unit #104
Mooresville
NC  28117
704-664-2515
www.cp-carrillo.com
Kooks Custom Headers
141 Advantage Place
Statesville
NC  28677
866-586-5665
http://www.kooksheaders.com/
King Engine Bearings
327 Little Falls road, Suite 5
Cedar Grove
NJ  07009
800-772-3670
http://www.kingbearings.com
KT Engine Development
384 Industrial CT
Concord
NC  28025
704-784-2610
www.ktenginedev.com
Bradley Auto Parts
704-821-6234
RHS
3416 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
877-776-4323
www.racingheadservice.com
Lock-in-Tool
704-843-5477
www.lockintool.com