Hot Rod Forum banner

chevy big block

  1. BBC 049 & 781 Heads

    Engine
    So I have 1 049 Head and 1 781 head that came off my dads 454, those were on there when he bought the motor he just never got the chance to work on it. I know these heads are relatively similar, so would they be ok to run on this motor for racing or should I try to find a matching 049 or 781...
  2. BBC Engine Novice Tips

    Engine
    So I'm relatively new to the whole engine building side of racing. I have my dad's 1974 454 BBC, he passed away last year so I'm trying to get it built on my own and with my uncles help. When he got it, I'm not sure how much he got it for but it came with 2 mismatched heads on it, 1 being an 049...
  3. DSCN2141

    DSCN2141

    Roll cage in and painted and a few more final touches, but a new custom exhaust will have to wait. Maybe Santa will bring me one.
  4. 70's Chevy Truck Engine Information Wanted

    Engine
    So I was just wondering, what years of Chevy truck came with a 400 small block stock and what years of truck came with a 396/402 stock? I know the 1970 model did, but there seems to be some confusion as to the 400 badge being used and the engine being listed as a "400 big block" (Even though it...
  5. 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?
Top