426 head on a 400?

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  • fastcr500

Posted January 18, 2009 - 12:38 PM


Will a 2000 426 head bolt up to a 99 400 cylinder? What about just slapping a whole cylinder and head from a 2000 426 onto my 99 400 bottom end? I have a cracked head and piston and need to figure something out due to the lack of 400 heads running around ebay.

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  • 1rkcooper

Posted January 18, 2009 - 05:49 PM


This should help you figure out what you will need to go the 426 route.

  • grayracer513

Posted January 18, 2009 - 07:53 PM


The head will bolt on, but you'll have to drill and tap for the fitting for the hot start hose, or use a 426 carb. In order to use the 426 cylinder, you have to rebuild the crank with a 426 rod, since the wrist pin in the 426 piston is larger.

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