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Old 01-30-2013, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mouser View Post
That makes good sense, thanks for the input.
Any of the GM 455 engines can be a good choice. I've used Olds and Pontiac 455 engines and had good results from them both. The Olds was basically a stock rebuild from a wagon I put into a '76 Cutlass and even w/a car that big it was strong.

I installed a 455 Pontiac into a '78 K5 Blazer 4WD and it was a killer combo. I used an adapter plate and bolted the Pontiac up to the TH350 that was in it. The only compromise I had to make was because the owner didn't want to spring for a floor mounted shifter, so I had to run exhaust manifolds on it instead of headers. It cost a lot of power, but it might have helped the tranny to live.

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