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Got the BBC 454 fitted today.

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RustyParts, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. RustyParts

    RustyParts 1/2 ton status

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    I finally got around to putting in the 454 today, wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Had to move all the engine and transfer/transmission mounts forward one inch. Of course drilling 36 holes is not a whole lot of fun, but it had to be done.

    Also had to cut the firewall on the drivers side to clear the valve covers, just about a half an inch.

    The engine I used for setting everything is still in need of an overhaul, Smokes like hell.

    Think I'll run a set of Hooker shorty competition headers, looks like they will be the least trouble to plumb up.

    Anyways here's some pics.

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    Looks good. You might want to raise the engine as it appears you have plenty of hood clearance. I ran a '70 originally equipped with a 396 and don't recall it sitting so low in the frame rails.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Clean body - CHECK!
    Clean frame - CHECK!
    Clean BBC - ????? Hmmmmm :haha:

    What happened to that motor....? It looks like buried treasure or something!!


    Pictures of clean 1st Gens give me wood.
     
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    Sits in there really well. I'd leave it sitting that low if it were me. Looks like you are using the stock engine crossmember, right? Any body lift?
     
  5. RustyParts

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    Your right, stock crossmember and no body lift. I'll get around to cleaning that engine this winter.:laugh:
     
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    Dude, that's just to much info...:ignore:
     
  7. RustyParts

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    I thought the same thing, even though there's some truth to it.:o
     
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    You are all in denial about your own feelings...... :haha:

    Maybe it's not full on "wood"....but there is definitely a tingle when I see nice 1st Gens.


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    OK, this is getting a little uncomfortable :o :haha: !

    As for the project, it's looking pretty awesome!
     
  10. RustyParts

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    Updated Pics of 454 install.

    Got er overhauled, warmed up, and bolted in.

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    THat is sick - how's the distributor clearance against the firewall?
     
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    Very nice :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: !!
    Did you move the engine back? It looks a little tight next to the firewall.
     
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    ...damn that's nice...wish i had money for a BBC :( ...great work keep it up
     
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    3/4" Really tight. Kinda hard to get a screw driver in there to remove the distributor cap.
     
  15. makovai

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    that's no biggy, i have a hard time getting a screwdeiver in with my small block. If thats your only issue than you've done well. nice looking setup. :bow:
     

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