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thinking about putting the big block back in!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, It was a timming problem that made we want to take it out..and I had to go through emmisions /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    But I am just not happy with the 350, I was thinking about selling the 396, but no one had the cash to buy it.

    Now that my cherry bombs have been bashed off and these headers on the small block leak like crazy I am thinking of going back to 5 mpg /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif and then I can put my 3 inch headers, pipes and duel forties back on /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    On the plus side, I can enjoy this untill September, when it come time for emmisions, then I can either take out the cam or buy a new small block from gm /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Is it worth it? I think I will enjoy it, the blazer is down for few days and if I get the detroit in this weekend I could take the big block out of storage and get it ready... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    help convince me guys...how much do you love your bb /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    this may help level the front too, the rear dropped a few inches from wheeling /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  2. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Dude, you know you love the power the big block has. Does the small block even compare? Size DOES matter /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    thats the stuff I want to hear!


    I am just missing the smocking of the 38's and the sound of it...ahh, just what I need, another thing on my to do list..

    as it is I have...

    ford electiric fan...waiting to go in
    d44 cross over ready to go on...calling my name
    finish the roll cage to mount seats
    add the B&m shifer
    and buy some race seats
    sew up my soft top, all there just need a sewer

    doh..lots to do
    /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  4. madmike

    madmike 1/2 ton status

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    Install the big block. Anyone can run a small block, but the big blocks are cool, powerful, reliable, and set your rig apart from the rest. I'm not putting the sbc down (I had a gutless 305 keep me moving for a lot longer than it should've lasted) but everyone smiles when they see its powered by a big block!
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I'd leave the small block. You've said that you really like driving your truck. Drastically increasing the gas bill isn't going to help. Not to mention that's more weight on the front axle, and you still have a D44, that's more torque to snap things, etc.

    I'd definitely keep the SBC but hang onto the big block. when you get your D60 and you still want more torque, go for it!
     
  6. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    thats why I just picked up another set of spare axel shafts!

    2 full sets of axel shafts
    4 spare u-joints after that /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    2 spare u joints for each end.

    Tim...did I mention I dont even run a front drive shaft right now "being fixed", hell I dont even have a working rear end right now /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif..it's all for looks silly /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  7. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Yeah i would stick with the smallblock, if I ever go big block it will be after the front and rear are tubed and the body is mashed up and I have a doubler then if I still want it I will build a light aluminum headed motor and hope the weight doesn't become an issue.
     
  8. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    No way, BigBlock all the way /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifthe extra 200 pounds is more than worth it. the power is awesome if you guys ever get a Bigblock You'll understand what i'm talking about
     
  9. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Shawn, Do whatever you think is cool. If ya wanna swap motors knock yourself out and when it comes to emission time swap the small block back in and then back out. I mean it's not like you have sheet metal to get in the way. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Have fun and hope to meet most of y'all down that way here in a couple of weeks.

    Allan
     

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