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Old 11-04-2010, 03:18 PM
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Model Differences[Chevy]

Can someone break down the differences in Chevy models, I was reading around these forums and read that a 327 gets more RPM then a 350 but a 350 gets more rear torque. Does anyone have a detailed list of all the Chevy models, up to and including Big Blocks. If you can't tell, I am indeed a beginner by ALL means in this area of expertise. I've been/Still am doing my fair share of reading, but still haven't got all this figured out. I appreciate your hasty responses, in advance.

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Are you looking to build/buy an engine? There are too many variants of chevy engines to list them all (strokers, de-strokers, bored blocks, poked and stroked engines). Let me know what you want to use the engine for and i will point you in right direction.
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Are you looking to build/buy an engine? There are too many variants of chevy engines to list them all (strokers, de-strokers, bored blocks, poked and stroked engines). Let me know what you want to use the engine for and i will point you in right direction.

I want one that can do decent if I was going to race or something, but still be able to do decent gas mileage as a daily driver. So a safe medium.
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What kind of car? Are you talking drag racing? What 1/4 mile times do you hope to achieve?
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What kind of car? Are you talking drag racing? What 1/4 mile times do you hope to achieve?
Yeh, Drag, Unsure yet have alot of different ideas, but im on a budget. No idea on the times yet either.
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Well you need to know exactly what you want to do with the car. When you build and engine you need to know what it's going in and how fast you want to go. When i built the engine for my car i didn't want to race, i just wanted an engine that will have great power off idle up to 5k rpm, i also wanted it to be able to outrun any honda or toyota i come across at a stop light.
Do you know what kind off car it's going it? You need to know what kind of times you want. How much do you have to spend?
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Well you need to know exactly what you want to do with the car. When you build and engine you need to know what it's going in and how fast you want to go. When i built the engine for my car i didn't want to race, i just wanted an engine that will have great power off idle up to 5k rpm, i also wanted it to be able to outrun any honda or toyota i come across at a stop light.
Do you know what kind off car it's going it? You need to know what kind of times you want. How much do you have to spend?
I'll probably end up dropping a few grand in it a maximum of like 3-5k. I also wanna outrun any honda or toyta I come across. I haven't bought the body yet, something older for sure. Depends what I can come up with. I don't necessarily want to race, but I don't want the car to be the ***** of the city, etc.
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So you don't have any ideas as to what car you hope to buy? Body on frame or unibody?
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So you don't have any ideas as to what car you hope to buy? Body on frame or unibody?
Ideally, I'm looking for a wide variety, kinda going for that muscle car look. Possibly a 60's Mustang or something similar. I don't mind the body styles on, Monte Carlos, Impalas, Chevelles, Firebirds, Torinos...Stuff like that, if that helps at all. It really depends on if I can find a body I like. Car On Frame aswell..
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You want to put a chevy engine in a mustang? You named a bunch of cars with mixed construction types. Mustangs, camaros, and firebirds are unibody; chevelles, torinos, monte carslos, and impalas are body on frame. The body on frame cars weigh 4k pounds or more, yet unibodies weigh 3,200 or less. Decide on a car, then decide on what you will use it for, then decide how fast you want to go, then decide how much you have to spend, and finally you decide on an engine to fit your needs. Until you figure all that out you should not build anything.
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