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Big Block Envy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5james, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. k5james

    k5james 1/2 ton status

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    With all of the 1st Gens on this board getting fuel injected big blocks, I'm starting to get big block envy.

    What do you guys think of this one?
    http://www.sallee-chevrolet.com/ChevyBigBlockV8s/502pfefi.html

    I know it's major kaysh but it's better than the Ramjet 502.
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    What first genner would put a Fuel Injected 454 in?
    Silly thing to do /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gifhehehee

    That engine is sweet, but sweet for a car. Looks like a 1500 to 6500rpm build up, the Edelbrock RPM is being used. I used Edelbrock Performer = Idel to 5500 RPM /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I'm sure it would be fun in a mud truck tough /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  3. k5james

    k5james 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, you jerk it's all your fault I'm looking into big blocks now. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    I'm planning on using it for hauling tail in the dunes so I think I might be ok with the RPM setup. You'd know better than me though you actually have one. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. 86dieselburb

    86dieselburb 1/2 ton status

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    Just incase your interested, I have a 454 Edelbrock FI for sale
    in the parts/trucks sale section.

    Custom built 454 FI
     
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    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    Burt your shiznitty is going to rule the world!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    But if I get a Suburban, Watch out!
     
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    The Edelbrock Perfomer RPM, in my experience, doesn't lose any torque on the bottom end over the Performer.....just frees up some more on the top end.
     
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    you envy the big block we bigblock owners envy the mileage that the smallblocks get! the other makes envy the way chevy stuff is easier to work on and parts swap lower cost etc. even though the would never admit it! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  8. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    All 3 of the 454's I had in years past got slightly better gas mileage than the 350's I had--maybe due to the highway gears the vehicles had(one had 3.73's,the other 2 had 3.08's),the big blocks didnt seem like it was as difficult to pull the truck around,it seemed like you had to hold your foot off the gas more than give it gas like you were always doing with the small blocks.But I wouldnt reccomend putting in a big block in hopes of better gas mileage--its only 1 to 3 mpg difference in most cases--but opening the four barrel on a big block is so much fun,that you'll be doing it all the time--and that wont save any gas!. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    That's kinda what I was thinking. Less strain on the BB to pull just slightly more weight.That thought quickly disappeared when I deceided to go with 5.13 gears. Oh well the Saudis need some more of my gas money /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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