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15 hours ago, mowerman said:

Well I guess we all figured the nomad doesn’t excite her... good luck Paul.... bob

She likes it alot! Her thought is she won't see another one but dislikes my plan for an auto trans. She want a 4 or 5 speed stick.

Here is her choices of big blocks, a 1970 454, a 1965 396 and a 1968 427 L88. I just need to pull a set of open chamber heads off the shelf(s) for the 427. They didn't sell at my auction so I'll use them up.

 

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“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’”

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Keep the flame alive Paul!

And I think (and hope) it's impossible to get rid of youreslf.

Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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On 10/16/2020 at 5:08 PM, Mark T said:

One of those big blocks would be just right for my corvette :-)  maybe not the 454

What are you looking for? I have a half dozen more BBC's most are 325 to 375 h.p. One 454 w/ZL1 aluminum heads and tri power but that was in my old Monte. All are standard across the board (bore, crank journals and cylinders) All are 1965 to 1970. The rack in the back ground of the engine on the stand has a couple of dozen sets of open chamber BB heads.

The BB for you Vette is the one from my old 55 chevy. 572, 11.6 to 1, AFR heads, 12/71 BDS blower and twin Dominator 1050 cfm  2 barrels set up for a 90/10 blend of Methanol and Benzine. Pinned the  hp/ torque on a 1500 h.p. dyno. pushed my 55 through the traps at 161.7 / 8:338.  Pretty good for a 1962 built gasser with only updates were roll cage and chute .

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’”

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On 10/16/2020 at 1:45 PM, 41chevy said:

She likes it alot! Her thought is she won't see another one but dislikes my plan for an auto trans. She want a 4 or 5 speed stick.

Here is her choices of big blocks, a 1970 454, a 1965 396 and a 1968 427 L88. I just need to pull a set of open chamber heads off the shelf(s) for the 427. They didn't sell at my auction so I'll use them up.

 

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I like the problems you are having...trying to figure out which BB to use!  LOL! Awesome problem!  Awesome pile of parts there, too!

Back when the world was young, and so was I, we didn't get to hod-rod our Macks.  But, we got to play with the Chevys a lot.

I always liked the 427, IF the valve train was up to snuff.  The 427 could wind up pretty good, but the valve train needed serious pieces to stand the RPM.  Great HP potential.

I usually preferred the 454 in a street car.  The lower RPM range and the added torque felt better in the seat-of-the-pants dynamometer!  And, that lower RPM range put a lot less stress on the valve train.  I believe the 454s were externally balanced, right?

I have particularly fond memories of a 427-powered '70 Nova and of a 454-powered '69 Camaro that belonged to a couple of my friends.  Those guys went at each other all the time, and pretty much split the win/loss columns.  I fixed a LOT of broken parts for those 2 guys.

All the BBs have a coolness to them.  I look forward to seeing what happens.  Nomads are killer.  God luck, and happy motorin'!

"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."

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3 hours ago, 41chevy said:

What are you looking for? I have a half dozen more BBC's most are 325 to 375 h.p. One 454 w/ZL1 aluminum heads and tri power but that was in my old Monte. All are standard across the board (bore, crank journals and cylinders) All are 1965 to 1970. The rack in the back ground of the engine on the stand has a couple of dozen sets of open chamber BB heads.

The BB for you Vette is the one from my old 55 chevy. 572, 11.6 to 1, AFR heads, 12/71 BDS blower and twin Dominator 1050 cfm  2 barrels set up for a 90/10 blend of Methanol and Benzine. Pinned the  hp/ torque on a 1500 h.p. dyno. pushed my 55 through the traps at 161.7 / 8:338.  Pretty good for a 1962 built gasser with only updates were roll cage and chute .

I don't need anything quite like that (lol)  but I do like the idea of a big block.  Nothing sounds like a good and healthy BBC put'n it to the ground through a 4 speed

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On 10/21/2020 at 6:37 PM, mowerman said:

Well that 55 gasser and a 427 would look good on my premises...: if I had more money and time..: bob

Well you can have whats left. The 57 Ford rear is out now, clutch pedal and linkage is out, and front axle is off.  :)

 

On 10/19/2020 at 2:54 PM, doubleclutchinweasel said:

I like the problems you are having...trying to figure out which BB to use!  LOL! Awesome problem!  Awesome pile of parts there, too!

Back when the world was young, and so was I, we didn't get to hod-rod our Macks.  But, we got to play with the Chevys a lot.

I always liked the 427, IF the valve train was up to snuff.  The 427 could wind up pretty good, but the valve train needed serious pieces to stand the RPM.  Great HP potential.

I usually preferred the 454 in a street car.  The lower RPM range and the added torque felt better in the seat-of-the-pants dynamometer!  And, that lower RPM range put a lot less stress on the valve train.  I believe the 454s were externally balanced, right?

I have particularly fond memories of a 427-powered '70 Nova and of a 454-powered '69 Camaro that belonged to a couple of my friends.  Those guys went at each other all the time, and pretty much split the win/loss columns.  I fixed a LOT of broken parts for those 2 guys.

All the BBs have a coolness to them.  I look forward to seeing what happens.  Nomads are killer.  God luck, and happy motorin'!

I run rocker bridges and roller rockers 1:6 on exhaust and 1:7 on intakes. Full balance and all rotating assemblies cryo quinched. I ran everything over tyhe past 50+ years. Mopars, Chevies Fords and AMC's.  I still have a ton of  Mopar big blocks from 413 to hemis including my 392 fuel engine from my funnycar  we ran in 1972.  Best combo is Mopar chassis, Ford 9 inch and Chevy BB

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