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Old 05-20-2012, 04:38 PM
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These are great suggestions. A 50's truck would look awesome. The only issue with that is a may have an issue finding one in good enough condition to work with and at a decent price. I just came back from the drag races to see if I could find some inspiration. I noticed a lot of the same cars over and over. 80's mustangs, camaros of all years, I did see a bunch of late 70's malibus. But overall a real lack of variety. I took another look at this 427 and its a marine block. This thing is large and built for low end torque. Will I need to mod suspension in pretty much anything I decide to throw it in?
That depends on what you throw it in, and how you want it to sit. Most Camaros, Novas, Chevelles, will take the extra weight abd sit an inch or so lower, unless the prrings are fairly new, and then you wont notice much. I ue small block springs in my Camaro, just because I like the ride height with the BBC and theoe prings.
Not sure an old Chevy truck wont need a heavier front pring if you keep the stock leaf springs and striaght axle. Or you could add a spring or two to the pack.

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Try a 70s or 80s Chevy C10 truck
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maybe a late 80's early 90's Buick Roadmaster there nice and roomy
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sleeper

How bout a 62 chevy 2 post for that 427
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I think a big deciding factor will be what I can find for a decent price. Novas are a bit pricey. Any malibus in my area all seem to have had a lot of work done and they want too much $$$. My ultimate dream would be to build a Rat Rod or a '32-'33 Ford Coupe hotrod. But something like that will cost me a small fortune.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:40 PM
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64 - 66 Chevy / GMC 1/2 ton pickup.

Perhaps this is a biased opinion?

(PLUS ... It would be nice to see one actually finished. I need inspiration! LOL)
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:10 PM
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1966 Caprice...

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79 or 80 monte carlo I think they are full frame cars so it can take the torque and they look like plain jane sedans
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How about a '67-'72 C10/C20? They are mostly overlooked and (at least in Ohio) are cheap to pick up off Craigslist. It would be easy to swap that 427 in as they came factory with the 396/402 so all the parts you need are off the shelf.
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a big block sleeper is hard to pull off. if you want to run 235's or 245's in the rear you will have to run some long ladder bars for it to hook up with a 427 and the torque it has. and a detroit locker...not a trac loc or any other limited slip posi, how do i know...cuz i've run them all in my ford 9 inch. the more you try to quiet the sound of the motor with power, the more you choke it out. but I knew a guy with a 70 chevelle. he had a mild cam in a 454. .510 lift...which made it idle like a baby...but it also had twin turbos...and made 1000 ft lbs of torque. ended up with 700 hp. it did 106 mph in the 1/8 mile. it was fast and it was quiet. it also cost a lot to set it up that way. that was a true sleeper. didn't have overly large tires either, but the four link set up was dialed in for max traction. moral of the story if you want a sleeper...get a turbo.
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I have the supercharger, just like the turbo it idles like a baby. I think the lower compression helps a lot with that. Mine is a 496. The supercharger sits under the hood it is a procharger. I have been told many times at shows "nice sleeper" Not sure what the hp is I doubt it is 1000 hp I have 275-60 drag radials and hooking up is a job even at 60 mph.
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These are great suggestions. A 50's truck would look awesome. The only issue with that is a may have an issue finding one in good enough condition to work with and at a decent price. I just came back from the drag races to see if I could find some inspiration. I noticed a lot of the same cars over and over. 80's mustangs, camaros of all years, I did see a bunch of late 70's malibus. But overall a real lack of variety. I took another look at this 427 and its a marine block. This thing is large and built for low end torque. Will I need to mod suspension in pretty much anything I decide to throw it in?
Since it's a marine engine it would look very nice in my '52 2 ton flat bed... It would certainly have enough torque to haul the trailer and 2 cars...
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I do not think it will matter what you put a 427 rat motor in. it will not be a sleeper with a fire breathing Big Block under the hood!! That rumble will be noticed at any traffic light.

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How about the ultimate sleeper, a 1790 lb Track-T roadster. I can't fit a bbc, but have a Dart 427 sbc. The hoodline and side panels suggest the biggest engine that will fit is a Pinto 2.3 L 4 banger. The exhaust is tucked underneath.




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92 Caprice, gut it out and get rid of some weight. Find a nice one with the wood on the sides, no one will expect it to be fast.
Maybe a Coprice, get an old CHP black and white, put the go fast stuff in it and have fun.
Wait, there is one of those around San Diego, lt1 with a bottle of nitrous in the trunk. He has fun with that car, looks like a CHP except the cop stickers have been removed.
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