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bbc exaust questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, May 2, 2005.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    i currently have an 84 blazer with a 350 in it...... i also have an 84 shortbox that i am building up.....my questions is i have a 396 that i was gonna put in the shortbox but i cant do that until this winter........the shortbox is setup for headers and the blazer has exaust manifolds going into 2-1/4 exaust.....can i get some bbc exaust manifolds and have them bolt up to the existing exaust???? i know that diesels and the sbc are the same but are the bbc the same too??? i will be putting a sbc back into it when i am ready to stick the bigblock into my shortbox with headers.....also if this will all work will 2wd bbc manifolds work in my 4wd??? not sure if they are the same
     
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    somebody has to have an answer for me
     
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    If I'm understanding your question correctly, no the big block manifolds are all together different than the small block stuff.
     
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    yeah its different, a small block has the middle ones real close so it almost looks like a v6, the big blocks are farther apart
     
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    I believe he just wants to use the BB manifolds to bolt to his existing exhaust pipes. In that case, maybe. They BB exhaust manifold won't go down near as far as the headers do. Might be able to have some small pieces made that will adapt the manifolds to the existing pipes. If you can get it to an exhaust shop it would be easier for them to just reuse your mufflers and let them start fresh
     
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    manifold to manifold, the position of the pipe is the same, but the diameter at the "donut" is wrong
     
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    thats what i was wanting to know, i currently have a sbc in the blazer now with manifolds..... i was wanting to drop in the bbc with some manifolds so i could just bolt the sbc manifolds back up when i change it back to a sbc this winter.....i currently have no cats on it so the exaust shops wont touch it unless i let them make it legal..... is there anything i can do to fix the donut problem????
     

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