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Need info on Chevy 366 Big block engine

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88k5canuck, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. 88k5canuck

    88k5canuck Registered Member

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    I am looking at a 1970 C10 that has s 366 tall truck big block in it from a dumptruck. I am debating on putting it in my 88 Jimmy. The motor I think is late 70's or early 80's. At this time I am not sure. Has anyone had experience with these engines. They seem to come in old fire trucks & big delivery trucks.
    Any horsepower #'s & torque would be good.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    It's best used as a boat anchor. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    They are low on power and expensive to build. They were built as work horses not hotrods. Like Harry said, they do make good boat anchors
     
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    IMO they are not worth the time it takes to drop em in.
    A mild 350 will run circles around it.
     
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    Hotrod did an article on the 366 big block. It was pretty entertaining. The Jan 2002 issue in the back. The gist is: It was made as an offshore boat racing experiment in 1969. They got 482 ci out of it by adding .400 to the deck but it never worked out so they scrapped it and voila it ended up your friends c10. But hey it was the first tall deck rat motor so maybe you can sell it on ebay and call it the FIRST EVER TALL DECK RAT MOTOR!!! ill bet someone would buy it /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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