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Old 03-12-2002, 07:15 PM
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Lightbulb is a 429 an SBC or a BBC?

I may have a chance to get my hands on a 429 - is this engine a big block or a small block? thought it would be pretty sweet in my 1950 chevy truck!

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Old 03-12-2002, 07:23 PM
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Hey great idea putting a big block Ford in a chevy!!!! But I bet you are talking caddy,right?
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Old 03-12-2002, 07:28 PM
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I thought there was a 429 chevy engine (or maybe pontiac - gm engine, but not a caddy)...
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Old 03-13-2002, 03:36 AM
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There's a 427 Chevy and it's a big block. Sometimes a performance motor, sometimes a dump truck motor.
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Old 03-13-2002, 04:04 AM
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Maybe this is one for hot rod talk 101.
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Old 03-13-2002, 05:30 AM
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The last i heard it was a big block ford.
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Although if it has been bored, stroked, poked or smoked it could probably be just about anything. Asking or looking at it is about the only way you will ever know.
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yea - well I'll have to talk to him again, and find out what it was... I did my first engine rebuild 6 months ago on a 350 so I know a bit, but I'm far from a guru.
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Old 03-13-2002, 04:54 PM
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cadillac made a 429 good engine lots of torque use 323 or 308 gears if its a ford they have big pistons and short crank greate engines also, the 460s little brother get the DOVE heads for hi compression(10.5) the caddy is a caddy block they didn't make small blocks the last year for it was 1967 the ford is a big block or 385 series and sometimes called a Lima fist made in 68 in two types the first one had rocker shafts called a thunderjet available in thunderbirds the other is the engine they still make with rocker studs and canted valves
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If it has a 3/4 cam in it , you can sell it to Jooooooe HA HA
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Wookie, phat said you liked to be beat up a little so we are trying to make you feel better lol. Maybe this will help,big ,buicks 430&455, big olds,425&455, Pontiac 428&455,caddy 472&500. I still think a ford in a chevy is a good idea,just think of all the comments that would get at a show ha-ha,that would sure fall in the catagory of dare to be different. :p
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that 429 didn't happen to come out of about a '69-'70 Mustang did it??? THAT would be cool in a '50 Chevy truck.....
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Real cute HH, but I settle for nothing less than a fuuuull cam.
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LOL - yea well I do like to be beat up... (just ask my wife - sorry thats another conversation. LOL)

anyway I talked to this guy and he said it [i]was[i] a ford engine. regardless of how cool it is I'll probably stick with an SBC just to minimize cost. I can't get it if I don't use it so that kills the idea of getting it and selling it or trading it.
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