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Finally got the BBC in the garage...UPDATED pics

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ak bandit, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. ak bandit

    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    Hopefully it wont be too long until the 396 (402ci) is in the K5. I just ordered $800 worth of parts from Jegs, so I'm waiting for Mr.Postman anxiously. I've started to clean it up, prepping it for paint. Man I sure hope it fits in there!

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    Cool!
    It will fit...barely :D
     
  3. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you have the small valve covers it will clear better..
    If you put in some roller rockers and a stud girdle and end up having to run tall valve covers, then it will be worse. :o
    Some guys use a sledge to make it clear, or you could cut a section of the firewall out and patch in a step if its that bad. (go look at hot rods with BBC at a car show. :wink1: )
    Burt, Did you have to Use the sledge a bit?
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    No sledge or hammering at all on mine. Fits like a glove :D
     
  5. Burt4x4

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    I did bang bang on the firewall a tad bit. At first I bent up the wrong spot, about two inches too far toward the fender on the driver's side. So the head is about 1/8" away from the firewall but I can still remove the vavle cover and with the ORD HPengine mounts my 454 does not move at all so the 1/8" I have is fine even though it could have used one more WACK! You can't even see the dent that much as the engine blocks it from view :D and all the black paint kinda blends it all together ;)
    Burt
     
  6. ak bandit

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    I think the valve covers are close to stock height. Plus I've got a 3in body lift, so I'm thinking that'll make it easier. Also I'm using SBC engine mounts. But I dont have a problem with beating on the firewall to make it fit either. I'm more concerned about the headers and oil pan not clearing :crazy:
     
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    I need to get a new oil pan pretty soon. I'd like to find one that will fit without any crossmember modifications. Would a stock 5qt pan work?
     
  8. Burt4x4

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    I too have a 3"body lift.
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    See I also used a engine mount cross-member from a 73+ SBC 4x4truck. This alowed me to use ORD's HP engine mounts wich I belive is key to keeping my 454 from moving as clearance is tight in 3 spots, driver's side head, pass side header & oil pan to x-member.
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    This isn't a very good pic but inbetween the pan and the top of the x-member is about 1/8" of clearence. The pan I am using is a GM pan that has a windige tray (sp?) & baffel (I think that is what it's called, I haven't thought about the terms in a while and I could be miss-speaking them??)
    Anyway I hope this helps.
    Burt
     
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    those valve covers look just like a set I had once, they were hollys and looked pretty nice :D
     
  10. ak bandit

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    One step closer to the big block swap! :D

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    Engine looks great - definitely worth putting a nice coat of paint on.
     
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    If there is a picture in your post I can't see it. Are you remote linking a photo from somewere? If so my work's firewall is probly blocking it... :mad:
     
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    Here ya go, you could probably have seen it from home but this is too good to make you wait. :D

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    Oh ya that looks SWEEEEET! :D
     
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    looking good, Nice set of accessories too :D
     
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    i wanna build a engine but i dont know how and never done it ><


    its looks Real pretty
     
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    Oh yeah,it'll fit,and you'll love it!Mine is set back 6 inches with a custom crossmember for better CG and my body lift is 3 inches.No probs.I need to look into those ORD mounts,though.
     

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