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  1. 489 BBC build

    Performance
    Hi all, Relatively new poster here about my 489 BBC build. I've had plenty of issues along the way but my 489 streeter is on it's way to being built. It's got: - GEN V block decked+honed (all 4 bolt mains replaced with ARP studs) - Wiseco forged pistons +0.030" (21cc dome) - 10:1 measured...
  2. SBC to BBC Front Springs

    Brakes, Suspension & Steering
    I'm restauring a 1969 Beaumont wich originally had 307 in it. I'm putting a 454 with alluminum heads in it and I would like to know what front springs should I install to keep it stock height. And should I keep stock control arms or go with tubular control arms. Thanks.
  3. First BBC, quest for budget 11.xxs.....

    Performance
    Hello all, been awhile since ive been on the site. Either way, after dabbling with sbc and LS stuff. Ive finally ended up with my first 454. Early 80s motor home model with only 15K miles on it *owned by a family member.*, with i can only assume 781 oval ports on it and a measily 8.1...
  4. Big Block Headers???

    Performance
    Ok, so I'm getting my Big Block closer and closer to the point of installing it into my El Camino, And I'm trying to figure out what headers to use. I know I want the 2" primarys and the 3" or 3 1/2" collectors. Hooker has some that are in the $200 range as well as Headman. I know I don't want...
  5. Pro-Filer Sniper Jr under stock hood?

    Engine
    Does anybody know if a sniper jr intake manifold will fit under a stock 69 ss hood? It will be going on a short deck 540 dart big m block. Ive heard good things about this intake and would like to run it if at all possible. Thanks for any help.
  6. Valve Selection

    Performance
    I have a set of Edelbrock BBC RPM heads and trying to determine which int/ex valves to use. Getting them bowl blended, ported and valve job. Looking for a race/severe duty valve. Thanks
  7. 496 BBC Project Begins

    LSx Engine
    I am completely new to this forum and to my own personal project in general. If this is in the wrong place feel free to move it. I want to begin building a 496 BBB and have begun doing research but would like anyone else's input. I do not want to be to general but please feel free to post...
  8. T56 won't go in gear while stopped

    Transmission & Driveline
    Ok guys. I've searched high and low on the site and can't really find an answer. So here's the deal. I've got a Tremec T56 mated to my '72 402 BBC, with McLeod Racing Pro street clutch and flywheel (both part numbers given to me by McLeod tech so I know they are correct). I installed the...
  9. Engine Builder in Houston

    Engine
    Wanted to drop a line to let Houston-area TC members know that I have tracked down the machine shop manager from Precision Engines on the north side of town before they sold the land and were forced to close up shop. If any of you had engines built there you may remember Herb. He's doing his own...
  10. Any 60205, 60204, 606213, or 60612 lunati cam users

    Performance
    I have an 10.7, 498 with 60459 eddy's and 60213 lunati roller. My question is how much initial timing are you guys running? you thing 19 is enough? Im trying to dial it in. thanks
  11. Where can I find a 454 front A/C bracket?

    Heating & Cooling
    I amn looking for a front A/C bracket for a BBC for the a/c compressor for my '71. This is the pice that bolts to the front of the compressor right behind the clutch and is used to adjust the belt tension. It looks like the letter "C". I've checked e-bay and the classsifieds but no help. Any...
  12. '66 SS396 Power Steering

    Restoration Corner
    I need some help! I am attempting to piece together a power steering setup in my '66. The problem is the original engine was long gone when I bought it. It now has a '72 402 big block with short water pump and the alternator on the driver's side. I have the gearbox, hoses, pump with reservoir...
  13. Dynamic Compression Question Help needed

    Performance
    I'm planning another 496 build for my chevelle. I currently have a lunati 60623 voodoo cam with specs http://www.lunatipower.com/Product.aspx?id=2185. While trying to calculate my compression ratio, I learned that the dynamic ratio matters the most on a pump gas car. When I add my specs into...
  14. Lunati 60621 - Gen VI 454 Checklist

    Performance
    New to the board. I have a 1971 Blazer that I am doing a frame off on, and found this board to be the best/informative when it comes to all things BBC! :thumbsup: I have a 1997 Vortec 454 with less than 2,000 miles. I've been doing a lot of research on this site looking on the best route to...
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