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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crazy427, May 13, 2004.

  1. crazy427

    crazy427 1/2 ton status

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    Here is the dilema... I have a 1970 chevelle. The engine is a 427 talldeck bbc with a weiand suprcharger.The car does consistant 11.3s @ 127mph.Not to bad for a car that is still sees street time.Now here is the thing, I dont hit up the track to much anymore , main reason being when i got some free time i go 4-wheelin /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif.So ive been pondering doin a heart transplant and swapping my supercharged big block in to my blazer. I think i will have alot more fun with it in truck than in the car. Now i dont want to get rid of my chevelle,i love that thing 2 ... Maybe i will drop in a sweet small block in the 350 hp range so that i can cruise it again like back when i 1st got it.what do ya'll think, should i do the bigblock swap or sould i leave the rocket alone and just build a 383sbc for the truck? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    chevelles are heavy pigs. they need BB power, or fiberglass front ends and deck lids. keep the BB in the chevelle and build the 350hp SB for the blazer.
    Grant
     
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    If you do alot of mud and have huge meats; do the swap!!
     
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    I'd say no if you are running 10 bolts.

    Also the kind of power that BB makes might not be in the right rpm range that is used off-road. For trails and slow stuff it would be wasted, wide open mud would be sweet though haha /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I'd say no if you are running 10 bolts.

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    I second that. The big block has all kinds of axle twisting power
     
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    Right now i am doin a 14bff swap into the truck /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif and im sure a front dana 60 will be following. so im not to worried about the axle issue
     
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    Also the kind of power that BB makes might not be in the right rpm range that is used off-road. For trails and slow stuff it would be wasted, wide open mud would be sweet though haha /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I agree. If it is built to screem, won't be as good on the trail.
     
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    If it came down to it i would definatly have to swap out the cam, right now im running 248 intake and exhuast duration @ .050 and .540 lift but i also have a set of 1.8 full roller rockers whick would increase those #s.Also im running a 3500 stall converter.( I shift the car at 6500 rpms)I would have to drop it down into the 210 to 215 duration and maybe .500 lift to bring it in to a respectable trail rpm.

    There is alot to consider in the whole thing--- fuel injection or kept the 825 race demon carb, entire fuel system ,cooling system, exhuast and the axles .Has anyone else swapped to a big block? How did you like it?pros / cons?
     
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    No one else has any input?
     
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    leave it in the car
     
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    I personally would leave your built big block in the car and build a motor for your truck. Just cam down the car motor if you want to drive it on the street again. Extremely cool car by the way /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ok, Thats the end of that.I guess ill start looking in to building a 383ci /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gifThe chevelle lives on. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    The chevelle lives on.

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    Whew! Good choice. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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