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Old 04-18-2004, 09:29 AM
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how 'bout them BOP small block 400s?

mentioned this somewhere else but would like to post this so everyone can see it cause i'd like to know
what y'all think about popular hot roddings engine master challenge rules letting, or calling, BOP 400's and smaller engines "small blocks" and letting them compete in the small block engine challenge this year against real small blocks, and how you think they will do.

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Old 04-18-2004, 10:02 AM
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Well, if one of the rules is a tight budget, they'll have thier arses handed to'em by the bowtie and blue oval guys.
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Old 04-18-2004, 04:01 PM
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:38 AM
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The small cube big blocks don't belong in a race versus about anything. They really were never meant for a race car, but to take grandma's LeSabre to church every Sunday. They are low rpm tourque motors, not high revving race motors. BOP 400's, Mopar 383's, & Ford 390's will get thier ***** handed to them everytime.

These motors were base engines, and were pretty crippled. A good comparision for today's vehicles is a new Pontiac Grand Prix. The base version comes with a 3100v6 and the GT has a 3800v6. The 400 is like the 3100 in this case, and the 3800 would be like a 455.

Now if you're pontiac, then you think it's a good idea to make a 400 the biggest engine available in you're flagship car (GTO) when you could get a 455 in a Buick GS and leave him in the dust every time
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:38 AM
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It depend on who builds the 400 but I think it'll spank the chevies if built right.
It'll have more torque - I'm thinking.
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Old 04-19-2004, 12:42 PM
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I would still take a poncho 400 over a sbc 400 or even a 350 any day of the week. And to think they weren't built to race but a sbc chevy was.... BAHAHAHA.... sorry, but stock small blocks weren't meant to race anything. BTW, a 400 will out rev a 455.

Only problem is that ignorant people will now start to think BOP made small blocks, thus following the mindless chevy masses...
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