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  1. '23 t

    Projects/Builds/My Ride
    I've finally decided to get my 23T project on the road. I started this in Aug of 2001. I didn't have the money, tools, or skills to build it quickly. Every couple years I get it out and do some work on it. My church is having a car show the day before my 40th birthday. They asked me to...
  2. 454 cam selection

    Engine
    hey all, so ive done alot of reading on this forum and there seems to be a wealth of engine builders around. I recently picked up a 77 chevy c20 with a 454 and TH400 3.73 rear gears. Here is the wall ive hit now im trying to sart my cam selection since I have the rest of the mods figured out...
  3. sporatic / minor surging idle on 1980 454

    Engine
    Hey ive been working on trying to figure this weird idle issue out and havent quite cured it...its a 1980 454, edelbrock performer intake and carb, headers to glasspacks... I attached a link to a video of the issue. The idle out of the driver tailpipe is smooth, only has this minor surging out...
  4. Help with 454 build

    Hotrodding Basics
    I really need help. I'm trying to build a 454 engine for my 79 Camaro. The crank in the 454 is bad so i have to replace it but wanted to add a better cam and things like that while i had it apart. I've never built a engine before so all this is new to me. Any suggestions would be really helpful...
  5. 454 misfire figured out...sorta

    Engine
    Hey ive been chasing a misfire on my 59 chevy for about 6 months now and finally found the source. Its got 1980ish 454 motor. It has a heavy misfire and lack of power on acceleration, ran fine at idle. I rebuilt the carb, changed the plugs, wires, intake manifold gasket, wired up an MSD dist...
  6. 98 350 vortec engine swap 454 vortec engine swap wiring

    Electrical
    My 98 k1500 350 vortec 4l60 suburban just spun a main bearing. I've seen this topic before on many sites but it always goes cold with people arguing about its a bad swap or do a LS swap instead and never answer the guys questions. I have a 454 vortec with 18k miles on it with 4l80 and its free...
  7. 1998 350 Vortec Swap to 2000 454 vortec

    Engine
    My 98 k1500 350 vortec 4l60 suburban just spun a main bearing. I've seen this topic before on many sites but it always goes cold with people arguing about its a bad swap or do a LS swap instead and never answer the guys questions. I have a 454 vortec with 18k miles on it with 4l80 and its free...
  8. Chevy 454 HELP!!!

    Hotrodding Basics
    Does the numbers stamped on the piston tops mean that the cylinders have been bored? I cannot find what that suffix code is. I have never seen one stamped FBH. Could this be a crate engine from Tonawanda?
  9. Help decoding BBC engine codes

    Engine
    I recently purchased a chevy 454. I have cleaned it up and found every number on the block but having a hard time decoding them. Front Center above timing cover T0928FBH Tonawanda, Ny - Sept. 28 Cannot figure out what the FBH means Front Passenger beneath cylinder head...
  10. Big block for my Camaro

    Hotrodding Basics
    Im Trying to Find a big block for my 1980 z28 camaro Street Only 500hp (minimum) my budget is $3500 But that already makes me cringe, id like to save as much as possible *I dont want an SBC, so dont suggest any to me :D * At first I was going to buy one from one from ***** on ebay who...
  11. Just getting started

    Hotrodding Basics
    Hey All, New to the forum and to hot rodding in general. I recently bought a 1970 C-10 with a 69-70 454 BBC in it. I did not get a lot of information from the former owner as I do not think he built the motor. So here is the information that I have checked on myself to the best of my ability...
  12. 454 intake manifold question

    Engine
    Hey guys, got a 1980 454 motor in a 1959 chevy truck. I am about to change the intake manifold gaskets and dont know which ones to get. I see the correct port ones (oval port) but see some with the exhaust crossover blocked off and some open and some coming with water restrictors (4 individual...
  13. TCI 700R4 Trans pressure bouncing around?

    Transmission - Rearend
    I have a TCI 700R4 trans hooked up to a 454 with a mildly modified cam. When I try to do a trans pressure check, the pressures jump around from approximately 140 to 160 psi while in park. When I put it in gear, it will drop to about 120, hold steady for a moment then start bouncing around again...
  14. bosch platinum 4 spark plugs in a 454 ? or best plug...

    Hotrodding Basics
    im looking at buying a set of plugs for my 85 454 and i saw these in the carter book i got for the truck. it said they were once seen as snake oil but actually increased power and mpg. then i read that they really dont, and american vehicles hate them... so idk what to think. is there a plug...
  15. need help finishing 454

    Engine
    hey guys just need a little help getting this thing running.. i have a 454 bored .30 over all forged internals. kieth black .25 dome pistons lunati solid roller 663 683 lift. 246 255 @ 50 double roller chain i just wanna get this thing going even if it wont be at its full potential. i cant...
  16. great deal on an engine!!

    Hotrodding Basics
    Hey guys...so long story short...i ran into a performance shop by my house...they were selling a 454 that had 30k miles on it...looks nice, painted, and has a brand new serpentine system on it and it is completely stock.. i asked the guy if i can run a compression test to check the cylinders and...
  17. 454 Running Rough...Suggestions?

    Engine
    Hey everyone. Ive got a 1980 454 in a 59 chevy truck. The engine began running rough a while back, not too bad, and its slowly gotten worse to the point where its time to get it figured out. I just checked for a bad head gasket with the combustion leak detector and it passes and the plugs...
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