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  1. Hotrodding Basics
    So I'm about to take a Chevy 327 out of my 58 Apache and put in a 1974 454 Big Block Chevy. I was wondering, does anyone have any prior knowledge or experience putting a big block in one of these older chevys. Our plan at the moment is to move it about an inch forward to clear the firewall...
  2. Engine
    Hey y'all! So I'm building a 454 right now, gonna take her apart, put her back together, make sure shes in GOOD shape. I've decided I want to take advantage of the 454's low compression and go for a turbo build. now, I already realize I'm gonna need to gap the piston rings differently, build...
  3. Hotrodding Basics
    Hey Y'all! as you can tell from the title I'm getting ready to build my first motor from scratch. I've got the block and even better ive got my mechanic friend ready to check my work as I go. Now here's the hard part: learning what to buy. The block is a 70's era 454, pretty good shape. I...
  4. Engine
    So I have a 1974 454 BBC that I'm putting in a 1958 Chevy Apache. I'm throwing some brand new rebuilt 781 heads and a 572 Lunati Cam in it. It's going to be for racing purposes of course and when racing run of 110 race gas and if daily driven off of normal 91 octane pump gas, but I was just...
  5. Hotrodders' Lounge
    In the evening I got out to the IHRA Nitro Jam. This is a showcase event, which featured more actual sportsman competition on Friday... but I went for the final extravaganza on Saturday evening. The finale was as much about entertainment, as it was for competition. Still a good show, with...
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