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Old 05-02-2013, 02:32 AM
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So I found a 2002 Chevy vortec 8.1L with trans and I want to throw it in my 57 Bel aire. I want to completely rework the engine and make some serious power with it. Think it's a good idea? I want fuel injection and I'll probably supercharge or turbo the thing as well. Any clue on where to buy performance parts for these things? Any way to get rid of the auto trans and put a beefed up 6 speed behind it? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Back in 004 I had my first 8.1L and was going to make a street motor out of it. I found no reasonably priced stuff for the engine. Mostly marine stuff. So I sold it.

Since then I have had several customers with the same ideas and experiences. Too costly for parts.. Even the stock stuff is $$$$$$
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The crankshaft and rods can be used in the earlier big blocks and is somewhat common as the cranks are nodular iron, not much else for performance tho.
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