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I am also in the process of a frame-up restoration of another 85 chevy k20. It has a 12 inch suspension lift w/ 42s. Thinking about a 5.9 cummins for this one. Any ideas or thoughts? Also, thanks for all the thoughts on the 400 project.

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I am also in the process of a frame-up restoration of another 85 chevy k20. It has a 12 inch suspension lift w/ 42s. Thinking about a 5.9 cummins for this one. Any ideas or thoughts? Also, thanks for all the thoughts on the 400 project.
That'll be the prime mover for my next build, if there is one. I'd like to do a cabover with a compete Dodge/Cummins drivetrain. I've found a bunch of nice COE cabs here in the high desert of California, with prices from reasonable to ridiculous.
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If you really are into bop and want to go that way, then by all means proceed.

i'm just looking at it from a practicality standpoint; A big-block chevy can be found just as cheap if not cheaper than bop 455's.
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If you really are into bop and want to go that way, then by all means proceed.

i'm just looking at it from a practicality standpoint; A big-block chevy can be found just as cheap if not cheaper than bop 455's.
Maybe in your neck of the woods. I traded my disassembled 1975 4-bolt 350 sbc with 991 heads, performer intake, no name headers and a "core" for a carter carb for my Olds 455 that was a 70-72 block, High Output C heads, Torker intake and 1974 850 cfm 455 Olds Quadrajet. Crank was already drilled for a manual transmission, and is a complete longblock that was loaded with brand name boat accessories that I can sell off against it to buy more hi-po stuff. The only BBC that someone would trade me a non-roller 350 chevy for would probably be a 366...
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i feel that a big block can be procured for under $2000 and after factoring in the extra mounts, brackets, time etc. for the BOP engines i think the savings will be even more.
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