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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 19, 10:30 PM
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Re: BBC engine advice ?

Greg, in post #13 did you mean 4L80E? not familiar with 4L80M

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421 sb with a Qjet, but that's me.

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>>>421 sb with a Qjet, but that's me.

That's a cool deal there. I build Q's that will be hard to tell from EFI with that many cubes.

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OP: where, exactly, are you located?

You can't be more than an hour from me or ChevelleFan70. You may want to ride in either of our street 383 Chevelles to give you some perspective.

If that doesn't sway you, there's no reason to do anything bigger than a 468 or 496 from Mark Jones or one of the other excellent builders on this site.

All the power in the world doesn't mean squat if you can't put it to the ground.
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Hi again everyone, all EXCELLENT replies/advice, thank you !

Blue69Malibu - I live in NW Akron (Fairlawn) a few miles off I-77 GHENT RD. I'd love to take a ride in YOUR Chevelle or anyone that is local to the CLE area to check out the ride/power.
=> What's the best way to get together in the near future ? My email is [email protected] if you want to drop me an email.
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Hi again everyone, all EXCELLENT replies/advice, thank you !

Blue69Malibu - I live in NW Akron (Fairlawn) a few miles off I-77 GHENT RD. I'd love to take a ride in YOUR Chevelle or anyone that is local to the CLE area to check out the ride/power.
=> What's the best way to get together in the near future ? My email is [email protected] if you want to drop me an email.
I'm chained to my desk at work until October 15th passes....but I keep driving my car until the snow flies.

You're less than an hour from me. Please PM me after 10/15 and I'll gladly coordinate something. You'll probably be invited out to Geauga County, FWIW.

I actually had lunch at Burntwood Tavern in Fairlawn on Monday. But I was driving my Colorado.

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Thanks, will PM you after Oct 15 !
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Buffalo is only three hours from Cleveland, and while we have a few good machine shops here, I opted to have the man in Colorado build me a rat, as that is all he does, and he is quite good at it, better than anyone in our area. As said before, I dont know how much power you will actually use, but his 603 hp 467 is more than adequate for my stock 67SS. It wouldnt hold much more w/o major modifications to the chassis.

Also a driver, but I decked it out to look like a plain Jane 396 ( well, with white headers and no snorkel air cleaner on the Qjet.). Alas, it only dynoed at 585 with a Qjet on. Still, more than adequate. The Qjet did let the rat pound all of its 600 ft lbs out.

I'm talking out of turn here, but do believe Mark's pricing is going up, so expect a "mild" 467 to run around 8k.
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Greg, in post #13 did you mean 4L80E ? not familiar with 4L80M
Jake Shoe @ Jake's Perf does 4L80 Full Manual Trans so no expensive complete Computer System needed

4L80E ? Jake?s Performance in his Listings of various Stages of 4L80s he lists 4L80FMs

Jake sells a Small Control Box https://shop.jakesperformance.com/
http://www.jakesperformance.com/wp-c...s-04012016.pdf

See this Post # 43 in this TC Thread
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/13-...s-n-why-3.html
" I make a manual control box for a 4L80E that makes the stock VB full manual. No computer needed.. "

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Thanks, will PM you after Oct 15 !
Lenny pritcherd pritcherd engines in cleveland Ohio you can look him up on line small shop Lenny is semi retired and has two younger people he is training and working with to take over the shop. He can build you a good solid engine weather it be a 383 sbc or a 468 bbc or anything else you might want, be warned he is a pontiac guy lol but he builds solid engines and is local so if any problems can take it right to his shop if needed.

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Lenny pritcherd pritcherd engines in cleveland Ohio you can look him up on line small shop Lenny is semi retired and has two younger people he is training and working with to take over the shop. He can build you a good solid engine weather it be a 383 sbc or a 468 bbc or anything else you might want, be warned he is a pontiac guy lol but he builds solid engines and is local so if any problems can take it right to his shop if needed.
How did you hear of this guy? Looks like he's at West 41st or so in CLE.

Taking the advice of Mark Jones himself, I used Bruce Parsons down in Dayton, OH. He builds Stock Eliminator motors....as does Mark.
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How did you hear of this guy? Looks like he's at West 41st or so in CLE.

Taking the advice of Mark Jones himself, I used Bruce Parsons down in Dayton, OH. He builds Stock Eliminator motors....as does Mark.
I know several guys who run his engines, he also built the 468 that was in my 66 chevelle when I lived in cleveland.

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Hi Guys - Thanks for all the replies so far, greatly appreciated !

Budget / Use of car is below for your further consideration:
* 1967 Chevelle hard top that I want to make into a conservative RESTO MOD - Iím not concerned w/ original parts as this will be a DRIVER, not a show car or museum piece. I donít want any crazy mods either, just more modern and driver friendly features
* Order of preference: Reliability, Performance & Price
* My budget is NOT unlimited but Iím not going to sacrifice $ for the other 2. I want to do it RIGHT the first time and not want to think about FUTURE power gains, performance add-ons, etc.
* 98% Street / 2% Strip - Want HIGHLY reliable but NOT a daily driver, this will be a FUN car only but want it to start/drive when I want to take it out or on a road trip (2-3 hr max from my home & back is most it will ever see). Will NOT be driven in winter/rain conditions.
Since you are building the same car as me, I will tell you what i'm doing.

Here are my suspension upgrades:
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/16-...in-budget.html

You said your preference was reliability, performance and then price.
That's me too.

My engine is a 489 with a Mike Lewis (wolfplace) rotating balanced assembly.

You should choose a cam with moderate lift and duration and maximize the cubic inches. I chose a 489, you could choose a 540 from Blueprint Engines.

But stick with a cam that's reasonable, like the ZZ502 factory roller cam - 224/234 duration and .540" lift.

You will have a car that's easy to live with and puts out 525 to 600 HP.
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I know several guys who run his engines, he also built the 468 that was in my 66 chevelle when I lived in cleveland.
What part of CLE are you from and when did you move?

CLE is home and likely, always will be. But I love Denver and the Rockies. I very much enjoy traveling there.
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What part of CLE are you from and when did you move?

CLE is home and likely, always will be. But I love Denver and the Rockies. I very much enjoy traveling there.

I lived in cleveland for 6 yrs, then I moved here in 2009, I vacationed here first liked it and took the plunge. Never looked back. Have a few friends I chat with and would love to come back and visit again, but last time I was in OH was 2011. A friend runs one of pritcherds 468's in his camaro locally, he is running 10's N/A out at thompson regularly, car was featured on their website this yr have pic on my phone he sent me. Miss racing with him and some other friends, miss the car club I still am a part of there, but find my way to the local track 10mins away lol PMP is so close can hear the cars run from my front porch. Was at the track friday with friends I made here so there is that.

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