Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: bbc main stud girdle for a 2 bolt main?

  1. #1
    Junior Member APPRENTICE
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    23

    bbc main stud girdle for a 2 bolt main?

    I was wondering if any body is using a stud girdle for a 2 bolt main bbc and when it,s needed? or will it help,i'm building a 511 bbc 2 bolt and was wondering if i need to add this or will it be ok with just arp studs? engine should be around 800 hp. also the kits have 5140 studs are they as good as arp or no good they don,t offer better studs with these kit's.

  2. #2
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belleville, IL
    Posts
    658
    Never seen a girdle on a BBC. Does someone actually make one?

    I ran a mild blower application a long time ago with a .030 over 454, steel crank, 2 bolt main, with 3/8" rods even. It made around 800-900 HP.

    Kept the RPM's below 7K and never had any issues. Bearings always looked good.

    Spend your money and make sure the line hone is correct, and save it on the girdle (if they even make one).
    -WJ Birmingham

    OneBadGMC.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,044
    I bought one for my bbc 496.
    really good look piece, but I had a helluva time finding a oil pan that would clear it.
    I ended up having to do allot of modifying to make it fit.
    big time headache.
    I found mine on ebay, came with studs and all necessary mounting hardware. >Cp




    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***

  4. #4
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belleville, IL
    Posts
    658
    Well thats certainly one way to make a BBC look like a SBF!

    LOL
    -WJ Birmingham

    OneBadGMC.com

  5. #5
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE curtisreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    KIEFER, OK.
    Posts
    1,309
    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadGMC
    Well thats certainly one way to make a BBC look like a SBF!

    LOL
    That's just plain mean. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Curtis

  6. #6
    looking here at your question. i have a 2 bolt main bbc also that im currently building up. should i invest in one of those main stud girdles.
    Get Rite or Get Left

  7. #7
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    4,143
    4 bolt main caps are easy to find and fairly cheap. I would find a set and have the block converted if you have very much motor.

    JMO

  8. #8
    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    NORTHEAST
    Posts
    290
    I asked Kenny from http://pro-gram.com/ about girdles at the Pri Show last Dec. and he said they really do nothing to strenthen the webbing of the block or the make the main caps stronger.
    WWW.CNCBLOCKSNE.COM
    IS A DIVISION OF
    HINKSON AUTOMOTIVE
    RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

    CARL HINKSON 207-892-7215
    EMAIL CHINKSON@JUNO.COM

  9. #9
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,044
    LOL....sure guirldes dont add strength and stability, take one off a high horse power small block ford and see how fast it splits the block in half.
    I bet all them guirdles everyone runs on their rocker arms arent doing $hit either.
    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***

  10. #10
    Junior Member APPRENTICE
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    23
    my engine guy has a 477bbc 2bolt in his dragster and said all i need is the studs he hasn,t had any problems.and since i have a lite weight rotating assy. i should be ok but i still would like to know. i cant change to 4 bolt mains i all ready payed for a align hone and the said it was 450.00 to make it a 4 bolt with just the 3 center caps.and if program says it doen.t stenghen it webs nether does makin it a 4 bolt. also if i go with the girdle will it clear alumn. rods?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Email us - Support@RacingJunk.com
Call us - 866.326.9227
Copyright © 2005-2016 RacingJunk.com All Rights Reserved.

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the RacingJunk.com
Terms of Use, Classifieds Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy