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Old 03-01-2005, 06:23 AM
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Dumb question for ya

I have a friend that wants to buy a 455 he can get a great deal on. his question is will that motor fit in his 78 Corvette? I know your going from Olds to Chevy but I couldn't tell him if it would fit or not.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:44 AM
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it's not dumb, just different.

just my advice, if you want replies, and people to take your question seriously, title it along the lines of your question, like "olds 455 swap into 78 vette" or something.
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:22 PM
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your right...that is a dumb question!!!

Anything can be done...but is it a good idea...I think not!!! Just my opinion of course. Tell your buddy to stroke his vette..and bore the 350 to make a 383sbc with a 400sbc crank!!! That will whip some honker 455 olds any day!!! Again...thats just my opinion.


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Old 03-02-2005, 12:32 PM
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come on taz

i doubt it bra! but good advice nevertheless. things are tight enough and expensive enough dealing with a vette without custom exhausts, mounts etc etc ETC! DID I MENTION ETC?
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It'll be cheaper and easier to stay with a Chevy block. Doesn't mean you can go to a Chevy big block though . . .
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That's what I was thinking when he came to me with this. He can get a 400hp 455 for $700. The guy is just trying to dump it from what he says. I just thought the headache wouldn't be worth the savings.

Thanks for your input guys.
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again....

I think not!!!


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The first problem you are going to run into is the Chevy transmission is not going to bolt up to a Olds engine. The second problem is that dollar for dollar you are going to get a better horsepower gain out of the chevy engine. In my opinion your buddy would be better off sticking with the Chevy engine. Another point to consider is that hot rod parts for a Olds is twice the price of Chevy parts.
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If he is just trying to dump it, it would be worth more if it had no engine or a blowed up original. You post title was right, dumb idea.
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The 455 is a torquey beast, best stited for moving Oldsmobiles and cars big enough you could park the Vette in the trunk of 'em.

I'd go with the 350, or 383. It's pretty cheep to build, and they even sell kits these days for pretty cheep with the crank and all you need to make a 350 into a 383. Check around online.
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