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Old 05-19-2011, 05:50 PM
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Big block or Small block...That is the question....

Hey fellas im pretty new here and i saw some real interesting conversations and i had to join!

so here's the thought.... im goin to get a 53 chevy c/10 fleetside with a 350 in there... it runs enough to get home.... i have a 350 4bolt/2piece rear main std bore long block from an 88/89 fbody... there is also a 454/th400 std bore on craigslist for 250!!!! im willing to do a ground up build on either motors.... what should i go for??? i wont be driving it daily, and wont be hauling anything but maybe a motorcycle every once and a while..... im wanting to go for a resto mod build on the whole truck in the long run..... what do you think???

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Old 05-19-2011, 06:52 PM
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'53 Chevy 1/2 ton is not a C10 it is a 3100. BB's are cool but you would need to change a lot to get it to work. Trans/ radaitor as well as springs for the extra weight and exhaust/ steering box complications.. Build a stout SBC
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I am a big block fan and as far as difficulties,it's as broad as it is long in my opinion. I just stuffed one in a 55 Chevy.As far as the transmissions; any that will bolt up to a small block will bolt to the big block.For $250.00 bucks I'd say that would put you off to a good start on putting together a nice truck. Keep us posted,
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