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Old 01-21-2011, 10:36 PM
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motor for a c/k pickup looking to go big!!!!

i am wanting to make serious power for a street truck wanting to use a 454 any ideas

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i am wanting to make serious power for a street truck wanting to use a 454 any ideas
If you told us what you consider serious, it would help.
So would bank account balance.
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I'm pretty happy with my 454 in my C-10 with 4.10 gears Although its just stock. Wont take much with a 454 to make big numbers.
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lol bank account low and hopes of 500or so HP
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:27 AM
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500 hp with 454 is easy
just need more info on truck and its intended usage and we can get started spending your money
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lol its a 83 Chevy c/k t400 position track 373 truck the only thing i want for sure is it to be able to run on pump gas..its a weekend truck
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lol bank account low and hopes of 500or so HP
whats low $500.oo or $1,000.oo or $2,500.oo or $5,000.oo
4wd or 2wd?
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2wd about 1500
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2wd about 1500
$1,500.oo wasn't one of the options

actually that could be a little harder, but could be done if you found the right core
i think $2,500.oo is a little more realistic
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I'm pretty happy with my 454 in my C-10 with 4.10 gears Although its just stock. Wont take much with a 454 to make big numbers.
Might want to start with how he shoe horned it in his s-10 and go from there.
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I was gonna say 1500 may cover the machine shop costs.another 1000 for parts, econo build , yeah you might make it.
Big blocks aint cheap , hope you have a core or you need to keep on adding.
Dont be discouraged, just be determined.
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you may find a good core from a motorhome but some of them are a raised deck motor. I had one from a motorhome and it said HI PERF PASS on the rear of the motor back by the crankshaft hub on the block. I think this was the block with the lower deck height. Some motorhomes for some reason had these.( Mine DID) Dont know if it was original, I think it was.
I dont recall all of the performance nuances with the BBC .
You should spend some time studying the differences before you go out to buy something as you will undoubtedly end up with parts that are not what you will desire in the long run.
There are differences in heads and port sizes and different block deck heights and such. You need to ask more questions and learn more about them so you make the RIGHT choices for your build.Dont ask me I love pontiacs.Chevys belong in the rearview mirror
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I love pontiacs.Chevys belong in the rearview mirror
is belong the key word in this statement?
its ok, we all have dreams
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i have a tal deck 427 if that will help u
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a basic 454 with 781 or 049 heads and a cam that operates in 1500-6000rpm range, a dual plane intake and a set of headers is all you really need
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