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Old 05-24-2010, 06:18 PM   #16
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Yup. Just heavier. It's good to replace the intake mani gaskets while you have head off.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:39 PM   #17
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it is but u have ti remove the cooling hose from the back of the head on the intake side and it a bitch

if ur doin this ,,,,highly reccomend strokin it wit the e block ,,,,u will be glad u did
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:43 PM   #18
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yeah i called around about this.
i was told a would loose way to much compression.
good for turbo but horrible for all motor.
am i wrong or is swapping the e block with an i head the shit? lol
are the E and I crank the same? i know the pistons differ.
could i just swap the crank and keep the I pistons to save my compression?
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:03 PM   #19
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the crank is the only difference ,,,,crank determines the stoker ,,,so the e is a longer stroke,,,,,,,someone correct me if im wrong but i think u can use the i pistons with the e rods and e crank ,,,,if u use the i rods u will have valve clearenc inssues
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:07 PM   #20
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hmm i also thought the I pistions were the difference between the two.
the E has the Flat top and the I has like a different profile.
so the E pistons would lower your compression?

So i could put the E Crank in my I block, and not loose compression?
I need an expert here?
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:38 PM   #21
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ya the i pistons i beleive were in the 88 e which would make it a seta ,,,super eta,,,which is a bit more hp
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:30 PM   #22
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No, super ETA pistons are unique only to 88s.

I believe http://www.strictlyeta.net has an article on the differences, it's a good read if you haven't already gone thru it.
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