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The 454 Is Finally Done, & Runnin, Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4wheelin4Jesus, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. 4wheelin4Jesus

    4wheelin4Jesus 1/2 ton status

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    Ive finally got the beast done. Totally rebuilt. 500 hp with 600 pounds of torque. I will be mounting it to my 78 blazer in 2 weeks. Let me know what you think?

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  2. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    ill give you $500 for it:haha:


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  3. MuddinManny

    MuddinManny Banned

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    Ah, new engines abound!

    Your 454, my 383. Bliss! It looks real sharp man! I know you wanted it in your rig yesterday. Keep us posted on the progress!

    Glad to see someone else likes Edelbrock Tall Valve Covers Polished! :D

    Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas!

    Manny
     
  4. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Good looking motor, now where are the pics of it in the blazer?
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Holy Jesus is all I can say! :bow:
     
  6. Chevy305

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    is that a truck avenger I see on top?
     
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    pretty :bow:
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    someone pass the tissues...

    -A
     
  9. 1976Blazer76

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    Motor Looks great. I've got my motor just about done, and should right around where yours is as far as HP and torque is concerned. What carb you running? Once you get it up and going, let me know how you like it.

    Matt
     
  10. aknight_sa

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    I WANNA SEE... I WANNA SEE!!

    can you send me the pics... i cant see them because i cant regester!!

    i hate being from forgin countries!! because international credit cards are not accepted here :(
     
  11. MaxPF

    MaxPF 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice! I bet it will pass everything except a gas station :haha:

    Sweet mill nonetheless :bow:
     
  12. Greg72

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

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    I think..........you need to publish the specs on what parts you used. Those are some VERY respectable HP/TQ numbers.

    Heads?
    Valve Sizes?
    Cam Specs?...Roller Cammed?
    Overbored / Stroker?
    yada
    yada
    yada


    I'm planning a 454 build now, and was going to simply use larger valves in the "781" heads that it came with. I've seen some 454s with aluminum heads put up some pretty large numbers....put for a higher price tag too. The roller cam retrofit kit isn't too expensive, so I was thinking that might be another good place to spend some $$$.

    Looks awesome, a little video clip on YouTube would be nice when the time comes!!! :thumb:
     
  13. steve_kibbe

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    Greg, when I talked to my motor guy about building my 454, he told me if I wanted a big gain in HP and TQ(even over bigger valves in the 781's), get a pair of th cast aluminum AFR heads...but they are pricey.
     
  14. K5er4Life

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    Specs, specs, specs please!!!
     
  15. Greg72

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

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    Yep.....heads make the power.

    But my 454 already has the 781s, which are supposedly a pretty darned good "factory" head....and with the larger valves seem to be a great bang-for-the-buck option.

    The problem with starting with a solid running 454 is how many parts do you replace to get more power? New Heads, Stroker crank, Roller cam conversion....it all adds up. Then before you know it the "budget" rebuild is starting to look more like an all-out-assault on your checkbook!!!! :D
     
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    Two words that don't go together...Budget and Big Block...

    I had my 781's built with 2.19 and 1.88 valves.
     
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    nothing like a bad ass big block to make ya feel all manly and puff your chest out :D :bow: :bow: , very nice motor. cant wait to build one for mine.
     
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    I'm gonna join tha bandwagon and ask for specs. I'm doing my 454 soon and those numbers are sweet.
     
  19. K5er4Life

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    When I was playing with some numbers on desktop dyno if you use a stroker crank, it would be pretty easy to achieve those kind of numbers. 496....mmmmmmmm.....496.....say it again......oooooooohhhh....aaaahhhhh........496......
     
  20. 4wheelin4Jesus

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    Thank you all for all the compliments. I have all the specs at work. I know most of them, but want to give you everything at once. I had the motor professionally designed by a race shop. I told the guy that I was looking for a lot of bottom end. I told him that I would like to still drive at least 55 on thr road, but when i hit that beast in the mud, I wanted women and children to run inside. It has instant throttle response. I bought it off of ebay from an 80 year old lady who lived in Georgia. Her name was Gloria. She took it out of an old Corvette, and kept it in her mobile home for 2 years. I bought it for 500 dollars. I will post all specs for you tomorrow.
     

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