I was reading the thread from 04 and was wondering what did all the stuff cost ya today if you dont mind me asking.......going through my 426 in a month or so and wondering if it was worth the cost....?
I don't remember exactly what I paid, but you can find a top end kit on eBay (OEM) for about $188: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item5d2fd8b933
You can get the Hot Cams for about $245: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item439795d58d
You can get a cam chain for under $50. http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item43a9182a04
So, under $500 for a fresh top end, cams and cam chain. I didn't think I'd be able to afford a new one when I did, so I did those things, the front brake ss cable and pads, JD jet kit, new sprockets and chain, and graphics, and now have a very strong running 426. It sounds like alot, but that will hold it over for quite some time.
But, then I went out and got the 2011. lol