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Old 04-29-2006, 07:13 PM
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which to install bb or sb??

hello there . well i just got $10,000 from the insurence from a car crash. definlty not worth it . crushed both ankles and my crushed L4 vertibra. any ways i was going to decide what to put in my 70 chevelle. i have a sb 350 right now with few mods. i dont no to rebuild it and put a single or twin turbo on it but still gas friendly. or to put a 454 and it comes with the trans for 2500. runs and every thing comes out of a wrecked r.v. if i got the bb i was going to put a cam, new alum heads mini blower and may be a roller cam.
i dont just want to blow the money i only want to spend about 5,000. or less . will the r,v hold out on the bottom end with alum heads and a mini blower. but can i build a 355 with over 500 hp and torqe thats is pump gas.
but i would love to say that i have a bb, cause most hottrodders have a sb there not bad but i think it would be cooler if it had a bb. but then i would really love a sb twin tubos .love that sound. but the ultimate thing is the big block with a turbo but i cant find any kits for them there all for sb. do you know any sites for bb tubo kits???? what r your thoughts????????

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Old 04-29-2006, 09:29 PM
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I would probably go with the big block. Parts are stronger, and it will be way cheaper than upgrading your current to setup handle the power and then adding the turbos. I dont have a whole lot of time right now, but I have a couple of ideas. You can get 500-550 hp out of a big block with a set of ported oval port heads and keep it streetable.

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Old 04-30-2006, 07:32 AM
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s.b.'s are cheaper to build than b.b's. but if i had that kind of money to start with i'd build a very durable sbc,your choice,but only spend money where it had to do with durability so you could thump on the motor but not hurt it.then put it in a monza.big power in small car equalls lots of fun.by the way i know how you feel about your back.mines between L-4 & L-5 and i have an infusion pump in my right side i have to go in and have it filled every 6-8 wks.it doesn't get better.
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I agree with Firestone... Also want to point out this is a Chevelle so we are in the high 3000lb to low 4000lb class so torque becomes a must... Also with factory BBC parts which are not that expensive and will make huge HP and torque plus highly reliable then it does make sense to go BBC...

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well i thought about it and i am going with small block. for now. i already have a 350 with a came and intake so i am going to put sports man ll heads on it. expecting about 420 hp. thats pretty good for the street. and i am going to put in a 700r4 with a 2200 stall.rated to handle 650 hp. then in a couple of months when i can walk normal with out cruches i will fix up a nove that i have.put my 350 in there and a th350 and sell it. then take that money and buy a bad ***** 502 with alum heads and mini blower . makes about 610 hp and 700 tq. thats plently enough for me. so thanks for your guys thought about a set up!!!!! I an going have lots of fun terring up those rice eators!!
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Keep in mind that most of the money that you put into your current motor you will not get out when you sell it. I would save your money, or build what you want right now. Dont throw money away.

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