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This sucks what to do!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok so I have been asking motor q's and all... finally figured out what to do.....
    so got my vortec heads and ordered my intake...

    however my father just called me and told me he can get me a 1987 chevy pickup with a 454 in it!!!!! tbi.... !!!! RUNS COMPLETE CHEAP!!!! dually rear but standard cab!!!! WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!

    HELP ALL!!!!!



    well before I finished this... called my dad back...

    DUDE IT HAS A FRICKEN D60 FRONT!!!! anyone need axles from a 1987 1 ton?????
     
  2. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    anyone got specs on hp/torque and the sort on a 87 with a 454?

    454/turbo400/np20????/d60/d60 gears??? gotta look at the vin..... :wink1:
     
  3. 3rdshiftdesign

    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    how much are you looking to get for the truck minus the engine/tbi components? I'm near philadelphia, so i could pick it up fairly easy.
     
  4. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    hah your close!!!!!
     
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    If it was either building a small block or running that stock 454, I would build the small block. But if you were to get the 454 and be able to do a little work on it to help those power numbers, I would definatelly build the 454!!

    If you were just a wee bit close Id get the axle from ya... :(
     
  7. Z3PR

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    I think I'd have too go for the big block just for the TORQUE.
     
  8. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    that is what I was thinking.... also I am having electrical problems so this could fix MULTITUDES OF ISSUES!!!! plus I didnt want a brain in my truck but hell... no more fiddlin with carbs :bow:

    I will most likely gut the cab and under the hood of wiring and swap it ALL into my truck.. since I already have a 1987 front clip on my 78 wont be an issue.... I also think I have a problem with my fuse block so this would fix that too.... and since fuel pumps are in the gas tanks will take both of them... my father told me it had dual tanks... but my tanks are on the outside of the bed... arent the newer ones on the inside????
     
  9. thor

    thor 1/2 ton status

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    No, since it has a solid front axle, the tanks are in the same place as yours. They went inside the frame on the new bodied trucks.

    Go with the big block and don't look back.
     
  10. trailblazr81

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    I wouldnt go with the 454 if it was gonna remain stock. 235 Hp and 385 torque and alot of front end wieght wont be fun. I would stay with building the small block. Could easily beat those #'s and it wouldnt cost much. Now if you were gonna buid the 454 to have over 500 torque and 400+ HP, I'd say Hell Ya!!
     
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    if you got the truck how much would u be willing to sell the d60 for.. im just in CT.. close enough to pick up..
     
  12. RootBreaker

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    really dunno.. if ya trailer it back.. you can have the entire thing minus motor, electrical, gas tanks... may not need them though... and maybe steering column...

    so d60 front d60 rear both with 4.10's!!!!!

    fer $800... turbo 400 and np205 too... however there are people in line.... if they dont take them.. then they will be up for grabs... :wink1:
     
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    keep it and drive it!!!!!! i love mine
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    restore it and...... (not mine but i can dream)
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    man those duallys look bada$$!! keep it and build it up!!!
     
  15. RootBreaker

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    well im supposed to look at the truck tomorrow.. but my father just called me... seems the guy has the truck for sale in the paper.. a guy called and is going to look at it tonight!!!!!
    $1200 is what he has it listed for so someone will offer $1000 or even $900 and will be out of my reach.. so glad I still have the heads
     

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