Big block help... - 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 09-06-2002, 10:02 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post Big block help...

Hi, guys,
I'm looking into building up a motor to drop into my Jeep. Haven't definitely decided yet, but so far, I'm leaning toward a big block Chevy. Vehicle weight is going to be around 5200 lbs, and I need enough motor to push the Jeep around with some authority at the sand dunes. Tranny will be either SM420 or NV4500, most likely (stick shifts). Axles are Rockwells with 6.72's, and tires will be at least 42's. I'm aiming for NA horsepower in the 600 range, and then 200 or so more from nitrous. I'd also like to keep it fuel injected (to run at steeper angles offroad), but if that's going to be too expensive to do right now, I can run it carbed for awhile.
I've looked into the RamJet 502, but the Ram Jet system doesn't support nitrous. The ZZ502 with an aftermarket fuel injection system may work. But I'm not sure how good of a deal these are. Is it possible to build up a better performing big block for less money than this? Also found this shortblock:
<a href="" target="_blank"></a>
What do you guys think?
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2002, 12:55 PM
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 72
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Check on ebay, I've seen a lot of BBC motors on there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2002, 02:38 PM
deuce_454's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Age: 42
Posts: 1,000
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

honestly the short block looks fine, but i dont think it is what you are looking for, i mean then you will need a set of heads, an intake, distributor and a carb, which will put you arround the prica for a complete Merlin 540 which in my oppinion is much more what you are looking for. tonnes and tonnes of tourque in a motor that works right out of the box, no missmatched stuff, no guesswork just drop in and go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

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 06:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.