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A bone stock tall deck bolted into a passenger car will be a very disappointing experience.

These motors are made to produce torque and operate under 3500 rpm. Thus, the cam makes no horsepower, the heads make no horsepower, the intake sucks and has dual thermostats to contend with. Stock exhaust manifolds won't fit anything but a truck chassis. Distrib and carb are "governed". Water pump/Pulleys fit nothing other than a truck

Now, if you throw away everything but the crank and block you now have a basis for a high horse 427+ hotrod motor.

Find a mid to late seventies, clapped out, 454 pickup truck and get the engine and trans from that. A much wiser, cost efficient, decision.
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