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SWAP? Built 454 for a 383/406

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by KRAZIE87K5, Dec 27, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone out there interested in swapping motors? I got a real nice 454 installed, but the gas mileage for a daily driver is really eating me out of my home. If anyone wants to trade up their small stroker for the unbeatable power of a 454, let me know.

    I will give EVERYTHING needed to install. I have the complete engine, balancer to flywheel, K&N to oil pan. If interested, post up!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Why not install a decent running 350 for now and keep the 454 aside till money gets better? You know what you've put into the 454 and it will be costly to replce one day...and you will go back to the BBC one day.

    Just my two cents...I've seen plenty of stock decent running 350's for mere peso's in the classified's.

    Rene

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  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I agree with Rene. Save the motor. You will be glad you saved it when the later time comes.

    Think of it this way: if the truck is paid for, what would you rather pay for...gas or a truck payment?
    Thats the way I see it with my truck. Its paid for and gas is still cheaper than a truck payment. [​IMG]



    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  4. MRBIGBLOCK

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    it aint gonna use less gas with a wimpy 383 or what ever gas mileage comes from gearing and driving habits. you might put in a stocker 350 and save a little on gas but prolly not. i had a dually that i pulled a trailer with ( loaded with 2 cars) with 350 crate engine it got 5 MPG and had no power it would not pull a hair outa your butt. so out comes the 350 and in goes a 462 ( 454 bored 30 over) r.v cam and manifolds no headers. it would pull 2 cars 75-80 miles an hour all day long. and get 7-8 MPG. and still have power to pass. the funny thing is both engines got about 9-10 MPG when empty. so no mo small blocks for me. keep the big one dude!!! you will be sorry.
     
  5. outlaw612

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    Ill store the motor in my truck and take real good care of it!!!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/outlaw613/K5.html>http://www.geocities.com/outlaw613/K5.html</a>
     
  6. 4x4k20

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    i have a 79 k20 with a 383 stroker it gets 8mpg runs on premium gas only i would love to have a 454 still want to trade?

    4x4k20
     
  7. 1979Jimmy

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    Where do you live?

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
  8. KRAZIE87K5

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    I'm in IL

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  9. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Well I am a bit away.. but will throw this out there.. Not a braggin motor but sittin in the garage gettin ready to go in...
    I got a 1991 Vortec Police 9C1 350 4 bolt... Hydro roller cam/lifter setup. I was told approximately 300hp and if you put vortec heads on it, then about 325-350hp... she is clean...Has a TBI setup on it right now......
    lemme know...


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  10. KRAZIE87K5

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    Hmmm... Sounds like a nice setup, but I don't know if its a possible candidate for a swap. Maybe if you have the computer, harness, and all the sensors too?

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  11. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I dont have them but can get it.... the cars these motors came out of are less one mile away...

    1978 Chevy 3/4 - 14" leafs -dana 44w/4.56's -14 bolt corp w/4.56's on 40x17x16.5 Ground Hawgs on 16.5x12 steel rims-NP205&SMC465
     
  12. Ddragggon

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    I have to agree with everyone: Keep your 454. you won't get any better gas mileage with a small block, because you have to put your foot into it farther for it to produce torque. I learned this one with my suburban.... when I got it, and dumped a 350 in it, i only got perhaps 9 MPG on a good day, where I idled everywhere. when that blew out, and I put a 454 in it, my gas mileage improved a lot... I get 13 MPG&lt; regardless of driving habits, load, speed, etc. the key is to get your carb dialed in properly for your engine ( and not run 4.10's) heck, I like 454's so much, I have a spare sitting out in the middle of nowhere, waiting for me to find a strong enough tranny/Tcase combo to put it in my K20. if you want, I have a 350 I'll trade you for that 454... its the one in my K20... it needs some work ( prolly a rebuild) since it has low oil pressure, and a loose timing chain. but I'll gladly let you have it in exchange for your crappy ol' gas guzzeling 454... I'll even pay shipping on both engine mailings... :-P

    on another note, my 454 only pulls 300 HP, but it makes up for it by dumping out 540 Ft Lbs torque... ( I also havn't done anything to it, except recam it with a high torque cam) I'm thinking about building up my `spare' 454 to some extent, and if it turns out to be a Mk4 or later block, I'll be putting vortec's on it.

    -Rich

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    <font color=blue>2007 Ford XLS++ intrepid Ram Superduty 7000 R-type's suck</font color=blue><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Ddragggon on 01/25/02 02:33 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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