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for those with a big block

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by 55Willy, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    what make and model is it and how do you like it, and some facts of the car it is in.????

    heres mine:

    1940 chevy
    soon to be bagged with rear 4 link and front mustang II.
    fresh th400
    12 bolt posi rear
    looking at either a 350 or getting a great deal on a vortec 454 [how cool is that /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif ]
    i'd leave the motor alone for reliability.

    they are rated at 300 horse and 410 ft lbs

    -Jeremy

    ps car weights in at around 3,000#'s
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I've got a 454 in my '71 SS Chevelle and I love it. Blows the hell out of a small block. Thinking about putting fuel injection on it.
     
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    In the garage forum someone has a 427 for sell. Now that IS the ultimate big block in my honest opinion !!!!!!!!
     
  4. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Does a Pontiac motor count? I love the power of my 400 in my 79 TA.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Pontiac 400 is a big block. I had a 79 T/A. It already had the motor built up when I bought it. Higher compression, big loppy cam, headers,...ect. Nice cars, gotta love them !!!!
     
  6. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Well, there are not big-block/small-block Pontiac motors, they are all big block be design.

    I'm getting ready to install a set of headers, cam, and straight pipes on my 79 Bandit. Just some stuff to make it quicker without hurting the value of the car.
     
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    1971 Chevelle SS with a 454 and a 1972 Chevelle SS with a 396.
     
  8. ABO

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    Just put the 455 that I built into my 72' cutlass. Ain't nothing like that big block sound. I'm trying to keep from going over 50...she just wants to go! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Got a '70 Chevy Stepside that's getting a <font color="red"> </font color> HOT <font color="black"> </font color> 396 put in it next weekend. It's .060 over with a wicked Comp Cams Cam &amp; roller kit in it along with cleaned up &amp; port matched heads and intake, and lots of other goodies. It pegged the dyno after break in at 578hp(@5500rpm)&amp; 550 ft lbs of torque (@4200rpm) with no extra tuning. This was done on pump gas with a little 104 in it and a single 750 double pumper. The guy who helped build it says we can get it up to 650hp by playing with the cam timing, a better (hotter) recurved distributer (it made it's dyno pull with a stock HEI unit) and by slapping a small (?) demonator on it, or a pair of 660's. I want it streetable, so I'll settle for whatever it can crank out with single carb (850 maybe) on it and the cam retimed for low end torque. I would like to get the torque peak down around 3500 RPM or so. I'm still at least a year from getting it on the road, but I'm already planning on having to replace the rear tires the day after. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    had 67 camaro 427
    had 69 vette 427 tripower
    had 70 camaro 484 (stroked 454)
    had 64 lemans 468 fogger N.O.S.
    have 73 blazer 454 holley T.B.I.
    also have had many, many pontiacs with 455's had a stock pile of superduty blocks. but finally got tired of popping them and put the chev in my lemans. also had a 78 t/a with a 355 chev. got tossed out of the local pontiac club. I was a major sinner in their eye's!! chevy engines? in your pontiac?? tsk,tsk!!
     
  11. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yup. I got a 469 in my '67 Camaro. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    [​IMG]
     
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    NO CHEVY ENGINES IN PONTIACS! Sorry, I am a Pontiac purist, too....

    Got any of them SD blocks lying around you might want to donate to charity (i.e. me?)
     
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    Stock 67 firebird formula 400ci ram air.
     
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    sold both. 500 each (bare blocks!) sold all pontiac stuff 6 years ago.
     
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    Damn, that sucks
     
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    Might be getting a 78 454 out of a 3/4 pick up. The guy has it in his back yard sitting on a tire. I already bought the axles from the wrecked truck, hopefully I can get him to come off the motor.
     
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    Good deal. Hope it works out for you. I love my BB in my rig.
     
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    Uhhh, our '38 Farmall F20 (tractor) has a 454 in it and we used to have a '79 GMC K25 on a 1-ton IH frame with a Caddy 500 in it, but I somehow don't think these are normal /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Don't have it anymore, but I had a 68 chevelle SS clone that I stuffed a 454 into. I wish I still had it. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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