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Old 09-07-2004, 07:39 PM
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Which engine?

I have a 1973 Firebird. This car used to be mine about 15 years ago. At that time it had a 1970 Buick 455 Stage One stroked to 492 cubes with a Kenne-Bell stroker kit.

Car was sold due to spousal interference. I reaquired it less engine a couple years ago out of a junkyard. It is in rough shape, but I am in the process of restoring it.

I have another 1970 455 Buick Stage One...should I stroke it with a TA performance 496 kit, or should I purchase a 572 GM crate motor? I am preferential to the Buick engine (nostalgia), but what do you guys think?

This is a performance to cost question as either engine will set in the car with no problem.

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Old 09-07-2004, 07:43 PM
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I would go with the Buick, but the 572 will give a equal or maybe greater WOW factor from admirers.
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Id go with the 455, and since you mentioned Kenne Bell thats also sounds like a good idea, I will build the 455 and top it off with a Kenne Belle Roots supercharger...


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Old 09-07-2004, 08:13 PM
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Id go with the 455, and since you mentioned Kenne Bell thats also sounds like a good idea, I will build the 455 and top it off with a Kenne Belle Roots supercharger...


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Funny, I was under the impression Kenne-Belle no longer dealt in Buicks.
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Id go with the 455, and since you mentioned Kenne Bell thats also sounds like a good idea, I will build the 455 and top it off with a Kenne Belle Roots supercharger...


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Funny, I was under the impression Kenne-Belle no longer dealt in Buicks.



well, Im not sure about that, if thats the case shame on Kenne-Belle EH?
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i say go with the buick, i have a 455 under my bench and i love that motor. if you already have it why go out and buy something else?
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:12 PM
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I just hate it when people put chevy motors into other brand cars.

455 all the way
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:34 AM
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I was planning on the 455 anyways, just had a thought about the 572. Now that I seem to have overwhelming approval, I shall have to start ordering parts from TA Performance.

I would have missed that big block Buick sound and torque anyways.
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