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BBC engine block

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5s10, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. k5s10

    k5s10 Registered Member

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    I pulled this motor from a 89 1 ton dually the block code #14015445 says to be 78-90 block.Behind the flywheel it says HI PERF PAS below this a backwards 5 and a backwards 4.Anyone know what 454 I have? Is this motor a basic stock motor or does it have factory performance internals?Thanks
     
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    Just a garden variety 454 with peanut port heads.
     
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    their is a web site where you can type in the block number and it will tell you all about the motor but i forgot the site. sombody on here is sure to know it if it came out of a dually it should have the high torque heads.
     
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    seems like all BBC had Hi Perf Pass on them.
     
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    The "Hi Perf Pass" designation reffers to a high performance passenger vehicle block. I forget what makes a "Hi Perf" block different, but I believe all later Mk IV blocks were denoted as such - IIRC my Chevy Power Manual says what "Hi Perf" actually reffers to. The "PASS" part means it is a short-deck block (9.8" deck height) designed for passenger vehicles and light duty trucks. GM also made a tall deck (10.2" deck height) Mk IV block, which was only used in medium duty (greater than 1 ton) trucks, and only in displacements of 366 and 427 cubic inches. GM never made a tall deck 454 to my knowledge.
     
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    this it all the info mor tec has on it.

    14015445...454.......78-90...2 or 4 bolt

    yes GM did make a 454 Tall deck here are the casting numbers

    10134366...454T..............4-bolt, Bowtie, Gen.V, Tall deck
    14044807...454T..............4-bolt, Bowtie, MkIV, CNC prep, Tall deck, 4.25" bore or 4.495" bores
    24502506...454T..............4-bolt, Bowtie, Gen.V, Race prep, 10.2 "tall" deck height
     
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    Those are Bowtie blocks. What I meant was that GM never made a production tall deck 454, i.e. they never used it in any production vehicles. Also, a 427 and a 454 both have the same bore size (4.25"), so one could build a 454 on a tall deck production 427 block simply by installing a 454 (4.00" stroke) crankshaft. Thus the nomenclature "454T" doesn't really signify that it is a "454" block, but simply that it is a 4.25" bore block, just like the factory 427 tall deck block.
     
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    Yes I agree 100%:wink1:
     

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