Originally Posted by AC/DC
I've been to a number of car shows and read several car magazines. I would like to know a GOOD reason why some rodders decide to put SBC or BBC in cars/truck not Chevy. Some of the dumbest ones I've heard was due to the cost of parts for Ford/Dodge motors. These people have these super nice rides with lots of goodies so (in my opinion) money is the lamest excuse! Next is power. If power is what they want then why not NHRA style(Chrysler/Dodge) hemi's? Can't beat that.
I once told some of these people who "crossbreed" that I wanted to put a Ford in a Camaro, my gosh I'm still getting death threats for that! Come on! Come on!!
For those of you who don't "crossbreed", excellent!!
I think IMAGINATION is one reason why.
Boyd and the other "BoringBuilders" have small block Chevy connections, parts, dummy parts, etc etc etc. They aren't "gearheads" in the truest sense, they really couldn't care what moves the car truth be told, they just need it to move the car. It needs to WORK.
I like those who run Ford motors in Fords, MoPars in MoPars, and Chevs in Chevs.
Picture a 1969 Camaro with a 250hp Toyota V6.
Would YOU get "all excited" Chevy guys?
Or would you pass by thinking "why bother"....?
It takes ingenuity and a different line of thinking to do something "the hard way". Block hugger headers are in half the street rods out there, terrible as they are. Why? Because it's EASY.
I ran a 440 in my Coupe for decades before swapping to a Hemi. A small block Chevy swap never once crossed my mind, why should it have?