1970 chevelle 396 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2005, 11:03 PM
There all made to drive!
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North Dakota
Age: 35
Posts: 10
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1970 chevelle 396

OK, I have aquired a 70 ss chevelle 396 (for free) and I know it's 100% original. the problem is I thought the 396 ended in 69 and it was replaced with a 402. I found the build sheet to show a 396. Is this a standard option
or is it a rare option? Also does anyone know the L- name for the 396 compared to the LS-6 454? Thanks for any help!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2005, 11:13 PM
Deuce's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Choosing a trailer
Last journal entry: Jan 13 2013
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Deuceland USA
Age: 66
Posts: 5,657
Wiki Edits: 6

Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
I had a black 70 Chevelle SS..........two as a matter of fact....

1 was a LS-6 car and the other was a SS El Camino....black also...
the 70's were 402......but Chevrolet still called them 396's

A 402 is just a 396 bored .030 over..from the factory
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2005, 04:39 AM
KNIGHT07731's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: NEW JERSEY
Posts: 30
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1970 chevelle 396

ask here www.chevelles.com go to the forum, and ask in athe engine section
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2009, 04:05 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
L 78 396 for 70 Chevelle

396's were in 70 Chevelle's. I have an L78 396 that was manufactured in the fall of 69. It was destined for either a Chevelle, Camero or Nova. The L78 model is the hi-perf edition and was rated at 375hp in the Chevelle's though the rating for virtually the same motor in the Corvette was rated at 425hp. You can run down the numbers on the front of the block and the rear of the block and then google big block chevrolet specs and you will find a page that tells you what your motor was rated and what it likely came in. Lot's of info out on the intranet on these motors. I also have a friend with a speed shop in Pensacola that has the same Chevelle as yours with the original motor and it's the same L78.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2009, 05:52 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: pothole rd
Posts: 118
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevellnut
I also have a friend with a speed shop in Pensacola that has the same Chevelle as yours with the original motor and it's the same L78.
Correction, your friend HAD a chevelle. how do you think this guy acquired it 'for free'? haha, just kidding. Had to throw that in there. Nice job scr*wing over the previous owner on the chevelle! Either that person reeeeeaaallly likes you or --- umm... yea, let's leave it at that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2009, 06:18 AM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Holly, michigan
Posts: 8,129
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 25
Thanked 267 Times in 250 Posts
I bought a new Nova (an ordered COPO car) Ist part of January 1970. The engine was called a 396. It actually was a 402. 4-bolt. Rectangle port heads. Engine built in late 69.

Easiest way to tell if the engine is "original" is to look at the intake manifold. All 70 big blocks used the new peanut spark plugs (5/8 tapered seat). Also had the low Corvette style intakes.

A solenoid activated vac advance operated by a switch on the trans so vac advance only happened in high gear.

I have seen many "fakes" represented as big block originals. Even in the enthusiast magazines. Easy to spot if you were there when they were built.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
68 chevelle SS 396 Icemanmd Hotrodders' Lounge 2 10-24-2003 09:34 AM
1970 Chevelle 307 - 17000 miles! Numbers a70malibu Engine 1 01-11-2003 02:53 PM
Finally found out the real story on my dads 396 chevelle that he once had... stonedchihuahua Hotrodders' Lounge 3 12-08-2002 11:38 AM
1970 Chevelle Malibu 17000 Miles!!! a70malibu Hotrodders' Lounge 8 12-04-2002 05:16 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.