This question is meant to asses all the possibilities, it is not an expression of "can or can't it be done".
So here is the subject: with a factory block ('74 360) and main studs, should I use factory main caps, or should I cut down the MP #P5249675 4-bolt main caps down to just 2-bolt setup?
In other words, based on what I understand the general opinion to be, it is not a good idea to try to put the 4-bolt main caps into a stock block. I accept that as-is, no further points to discuss.
....But...given that I already have two sets of the MP 4-bolt main cap kits, should I have the machine shop cut one of them down to just the 2-bolt configuration and run those instead of the stock caps?
Do the MP caps offer better iron over the factory stuff? Will this introduce any additional strength into the build?
Intended use is (M-body in the sig): weekend driver, not a drag racer, a typical street/light-strip car. W2 based 408 stroker, forged crank, H-beam rods, 10.5:1 CR, hydraulic roller cam, 6500 max RPM, 4k converter, 4.10 rear end ratio.
1980 Dodge Diplomat Coupe, 360-4bbl, 727, 3.91 SG motivated sleeper!
1981 Dodge Diplomat Coupe, /6 38K mi. survivor car, awaiting restoration.