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Old 09-12-2012, 11:59 AM
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1995 Caprice Classic 4.3 V8

Does anyone have any tips to make my car have more balls?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:03 PM
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Well you've got 4.3 ltrs and a BIG car, other than pulling the engine to do a perf. build you're kind of SOL. Like any other car you can do a free flowing exhaust and a rear end gear change to 3.73's or so, that would wake it up considerably.
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Well you've got 4.3 ltrs and a BIG car, other than pulling the engine to do a perf. build you're kind of SOL. Like any other car you can do a free flowing exhaust and a rear end gear change to 3.73's or so, that would wake it up considerably.
Exhaust and gears is all I would do short of just replacing it with a 5.7L LT1. Wasted money if you ask me though unless you have plans of swapping the LT1 in eventually.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:55 PM
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Look in the yards for a runner 350 vortec from a mid 90's gm truck. It will have a roller cam , good rods, and vortec heads. Probably get 270-300hp reliable daily use in a heavy full size. You will not break the bank as they are about $5-600. Add a performer intake and edelbrock carb from ebay. Have fun and learn about building/tuning engines. Then go for the big one.

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swap in a 5.7L LT1, headers, gears. It won't seem like the same car after that.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:26 PM
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A LT1 is pretty expensive with the FI and all. A bigger small block is the right direction depending how commited you are. Yeah, it will be different.
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Yeah but Spin, the L99 he has in the car is known as the "Baby" LT1 as it's got just about all the same connections as it's big brother LT1 so it's a bolt in. I like the rods in the L99 as they are 5.940 inch PM rods that work great in a custom 327 build on the cheap.
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