Originally Posted by spinn
If those are your choices, you should know what you will end up with.
That is gonna drive like crap, and be weak on driveability.
Wide open at the track , slipping the clutch with a big gear , will be fun fun fun.
Its a big block that cam is not that big. For a small block maybe but for big block its just normal big not high rpm.
@cdminter59 2800 - 7000 rpm range with a 454. What?? no not that high rpm and the big block will make some good power down low. Did you miss where he said its a 454 bored 60 over. that is a large piston it will take a pretty big cam.
It will be pretty tame since the car is very light and the motor will make alot of tq down low it will pull away from lights gently enough. Engine probably wont even notice the car is connected. But have you thought about an auto. th700r4 would be a much better choice than the muncie. If its numbers matching then pull it and set it aside. The big block will break it for sure at some point if you drive it long enough. Also the auto will be a half second faster in the quarter. Maybe more since you will loose tracktion alot with the big block and heavy clutch.