Big Block Chevy - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- 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
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2002, 07:26 PM
NAIRB's Avatar Moderator
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: cimarron, ks
Posts: 1,658
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Post Big Block Chevy

I just bought a 454 chevy from a salvage yard for dirt. It's out of a 77 1 Ton truck. It's complete with brackets, carb, manifolds, ect. Would this puppy have four bolt mains, being in a heavy duty truck application? I'm not too familiar with the big block casting numbers, but most 454s I've seen are 2 bolt main blocks with cast iron cranks. I'm pretty sure this engine will have the "peanut port" heads, but I thought it would be a great core to build upon.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2002, 06:05 PM
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 416
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

It could have 2 or 4 bolt mains.A cast crank is a definate as far as I know.I htink it will have bigger oval port heads.Most Peanut heads were installed on 366 truck motors and very late 454's.It is a good core to build up for anything up to about 650 hp.Let us know what you want to do with it.I wouldnt sweat the 2 bolt maoins,I make over 1000 hp with mine.Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2002, 07:49 PM
E.T. divided by $ spent= Speed
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYS america's unwiped butt
Age: 36
Posts: 1,858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

My uncle just bought a 454 out of a 1979 dually pickup.We ran all the #s it has peanut port heads and is a normal deck (not talldeck).I don't now much about bigblocks but I've heard that tall deck blocks arn't good for performance and require diferant dist and intakes.You can look your #s up at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.