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  1. Engine
    I have a 1947 Chevy truck with a 454 big block in it . The truck sounds good but can’t get out of its own way power wise. I ran the numbers on the block because I bought the truck as is . The truck is very dependable but I want a little more. After running the numbers the 454 is out of a 1974...
  2. Engine
    Hey guys, I'm building a turbocharged 454. anybody know what a good intake for it will be? It's technically a street/strip kind of car, but I really just floor it every chance I get. My friends are telling me to get an edelbrock performer rpm. What do you guys think?
  3. Hotrodding Basics
    Alright so I'm gonna start you guys with the basics of my car before hitting y'all with questions: I have a 1970 Buick Skylark. The Skylark is already swapped with a Chevy 350, meaning it already has the chevy bolt pattern at the transmission. I am NOT going for a period correct motor, as...
  4. Projects/Builds/My Ride
    Getting ready with my son to build a RAT Rod Pickup with what remaining of this 1940 Hudson pickup!
  5. Engine
    I'm planning on running e85 on my 498 Stroker, I already have a Holley e85 carburetor and an adequate e85 fuel pump and filters. I've been searching trying to learn what all else is needed. I have a regulator and some synthetic rubber fuel lines in my shopping cart, but my main question is what...
  6. Engine
    I'm in the garage installing my hydraulic lifters and rollers and I noticed two of my lifters are angled weird. While the other lifters look like they're rolling parallel on the the camshaft lobes, two of them are rolling almost sideways at an angle. I didn't drop or damage anything. Is this a...
  7. Engine
    I recently ordered some head gaskets for my Mark IV 454 block and noticed that the shape of one of the coolant passages and the shape of the accompanying hole in the are different. I've heard about gaskets not having all the necessary holes depending on the block, but i couldn't find anything on...
  8. Engine
    I'm assembling my first Big Block and I'm wondering if these pistons are too damaged. I also nicked the cylinder wall a little bit. Do I need a new piston and do I need to take my block back to the machine shop?
  9. Hotrodding Basics
    Hey, i'm about to get my first truck, a 1970 Custom Camper c20, and it has a 396/402 that has a rebuilt and tuned rochester quadrajet, what appears to be an Edelbrock dual plane intake, port and polished heads and dual turbo thrush exhaust. I plan on getting these headers Summit Racing® Headers...
  10. Engine
    hello, i have a 72 nova with 454 suburban engine, edelbrock 750 , performer intake, mild cam, headers. it has an old school unilite strobe distributor an i want to upgrade for an affordable price and it a drag car, any sugestions welcome thanks.
  11. Engine
    Hey guys! For better or worse I'm moving from my 400sbc to a gen V 454 I plan to stoke to a 489(or there abouts). with my 400 I could afford aluminum heads off the back so I ran 9.3:1 compression with 10 pounds of boost on a intercooled centrifugal no problem. I don't have the casting...
  12. 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...
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