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Posted: 3/26/2006 1:08:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 3:54:19 AM EST by UH_SALT_RIFLE]
So we got the 396 back and it looked like it was in need of a paint job. Here she is in all her glory. One coat of prep, two coats of primer, and a whole freakin' can of Chevy Orange!

REMEBER KIDS: Proper masking is the key to a purty engine!





Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:13:03 PM EST
OOPS! I didn't finish!






Now that is one sweet ass 396 with a 60 overbore for ya! More pics when she gets dropped in the 70 Chevelle!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:18:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 1:19:08 PM EST by 19suburban96]
Nice job and those valve covers kisk ass
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:23:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By 19suburban96:
Nice job and those valve covers kisk ass



Aren't they the shit? They aren't even mine. I bought them for my friend cause I knew they were what needed to be on the damn thing. Almost as bad as buying a friend a gun so he didn't by a freakin' Hi Point or something!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:54:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 1:55:31 PM EST by JC_]
So, where are the pics of the car?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:38:15 PM EST
Nice. I love the big blocks. I sold a 70' Z28 w/ a 454 in it that I miss a lot. Nothing like big block torque.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:12:55 PM EST
Nice work. Some day, I might have a fancy painted motor like that.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:32:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By JC_:
So, where are the pics of the car?



This is the best one I have right now.

Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:26:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 3:51:07 PM EST
Nice Ride.
My first and only hot rod was a big block.
1972 Cutlass with a 455 punched .30 over.
Damn I miss that car sometimes.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:37:55 AM EST
I also have a 67 Chevelle with a 327. You can see the 327 in the background waiting for it's rebuild. I think I might go big block in it for the fun of it!
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 3:53:32 AM EST
In she goes!!








A month or two and we should have it ready to rock.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:02:36 AM EST
Oh that is just fucking cool.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:10:32 AM EST
The valve covers in the last pic are temporary. The "CHEVROLET" covers are getting clear powder coated to keep 'em shiney.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 9:24:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Striker:
Looks great. The valve covers make it perfect. Much beter then butt ugly chrome ones...



No way dude, the chrome ones are the new hotness.
That flat gray stuff is the old n busted.

You want the new hotness or the old n busted?

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:59:40 AM EST
I wonder how long it''ll stay that clean?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 12:03:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 12:03:18 PM EST by JFP]
this is a real engine


actually the 455 in this here Cutlass is gonna be one bad Momma!

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 12:15:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By JFP:
this is a real engine
i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/jfp43/IMG_0229.jpg

actually the 455 in this here Cutlass is gonna be one bad Momma!

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/jfp43/P1010030.jpg




I love the way TPI looks but those long tube runners are what bring that thing down. That's a pretty nice Cutlass. What year is that Camaro? Looks like a 91/92 by the teal looking color.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:05:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 3:09:25 PM EST by JFP]
Actually the car was an '84 Z28 that I purchased '91 less the front end (serious head on). I spliced in a new front frame, hung new sheet metal, added IROC ground effects and front bumper. I then found some IROC wheels and shod them with some new Goodyears. Found an ''87 TPI and rebuilt to '92 specs along with a built 700R4 and installed it along with a strut tower brace I fabricated myself. 36mm hollow tube front sway bar, 23 mm rear, wonder brace tieing the front of the frame together along with a quick ratio steering box and a homemade mod to tighten the steering coupler. A great find at the wrecking yard was a PBR rear disc brake with 3.42 gears and limited slip for 250/U$ was hung underneath the back of the car. Finally a more modern teal paint job and white stripes topped it all off. Good car but I sold it the day before 9-11. I'd buy it back if I ever found the car in one piece...

one other thing, concerning the long(21 inch) tube intake design, I was going for torque and the TPI proved to be the engine for that. I also got very well schooled in the ins and outs of EFI. I sold the car for the same amount of money I put in it, so my "education" was kinda free
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:12:14 PM EST
I enjoy the power the 454 in my '91 3/4 ton Suburban has.

"There is no replacement, for displacement!"

Well, maybe a decent MPG
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 4:45:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 4:46:29 PM EST by JFP]

Originally Posted By nationwide:
"There is no replacement, for displacement!"


Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:16:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
The valve covers in the last pic are temporary. The "CHEVROLET" covers are getting clear powder coated to keep 'em shiney.



I'd keep the Mickeys. They rock.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 2:33:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By 455SD:

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
The valve covers in the last pic are temporary. The "CHEVROLET" covers are getting clear powder coated to keep 'em shiney.



I'd keep the Mickeys. They rock.



The M/T's are gonna go on another big block for my 67 Chevelle. They were in the cleaning stages and I was thinking of having them polished before thy were grabbed for spare parts duty.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:17:04 PM EST
Nice man! I had a 70' Chevelle with a ZZ572 ci crate engine in it, loved it to death. Had to sell it, unfortunately
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 2:45:52 PM EST
Do you still have the 'cuda?
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:56:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
OOPS! I didn't finish!

Now that is one sweet ass 396 with a 60 overbore for ya! More pics when she gets dropped in the 70 Chevelle!



the 396 has a .60 overbore? isn't the 396 a 350 that already has a .30 overbore? that engine looks nice but a .60 overbore is alot to take out of an engine
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 5:37:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 5:42:53 PM EST by Dragracer_Art]

Originally Posted By sirbordsalot311:

the 396 has a .60 overbore? isn't the 396 a 350 that already has a .30 overbore? that engine looks nice but a .60 overbore is alot to take out of an engine




Dude, you are totally clueless....

A 350 is a "small block" engine.
A 396 is a "big block" engine. Two TOTALLY different animals.
You could say one is a "mouse" and the other is a "rat". (Some of you guys will "get" this)


A .030 over 350 = 355

A .030 over 396 = 402

.030 and .060 over aren't squat for a BBC.

Hell, you can buy off the shelf pistons for BBC's that are .125 over.


Just off the top of my head...

Small blocks available: (up into the 90's)
262,265,267,283,302,305,307,327,350,­400

Big blocks available:
366,396,402,427,454

Then you have the 348,409 somewhere in-between.

I'll throw some pics up later of some motors I've done over the years....
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 5:42:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 5:44:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 5:44:35 PM EST by Dragracer_Art]

Originally Posted By Striker:

You sound like you've built a BBC before!



Hehe.... Just a "few"
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:46:41 PM EST



Originally Posted By sirbordsalot311:

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
OOPS! I didn't finish!

Now that is one sweet ass 396 with a 60 overbore for ya! More pics when she gets dropped in the 70 Chevelle!



the 396 has a .60 overbore? isn't the 396 a 350 that already has a .30 overbore? that engine looks nice but a .60 overbore is alot to take out of an engine



That was great. Really made my night.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:00:37 AM EST
shows how much i know about big blocks i guess. i own 2 chevy's with 327's but as you can see im big block ignorant
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:01:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 4:09:03 AM EST by Dragracer_Art]
Here's the last one I threw together around Christmas time...

Just a basic 10:1 454.


Here it is after I threw it in the car. (My 3rd 70 Camaro) The accesories on the front of the motor are only temporary until I get the electric water pump and fans on it.


Here's a 511 I built years ago. This motor ran 8.40's in a 2800lb 70 Camaro. (with nitrous)

Here's the car...


Here's a 632 I had in another 70 Camaro. This one went 8.30's (without nitrous)


Here's the car...


Here's a 555 I did... This one is in my brothers Chevelle.


Here's the car... This car goes 9-teens on a plate system. (through mufflers and full exhaust)


Here's some of my "stash" for a rainy day...
Your looking at:
2 complete 454's
1 454 bare block (2-bolt)
1 427 bare block (4-bolt)
1 402 bare block
1 350 bare block (4-bolt)
1 1970 Camaro
1 1969 Chevelle



Sorry to hijack your thread, UHSaltrifle.

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:04:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:10:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Striker:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggghhhhhhhh­hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..I knew it..you posted a pick of your black Camaro...I should'a locked your account when you sold it!



Yeah, sometimes I wish I still had that one... Sold it Oct /Nov of '01.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 9:36:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

Originally Posted By sirbordsalot311:

the 396 has a .60 overbore? isn't the 396 a 350 that already has a .30 overbore? that engine looks nice but a .60 overbore is alot to take out of an engine




Dude, you are totally clueless....

A 350 is a "small block" engine.
A 396 is a "big block" engine. Two TOTALLY different animals.
You could say one is a "mouse" and the other is a "rat". (Some of you guys will "get" this)


A .030 over 350 = 355

A .030 over 396 = 402

.030 and .060 over aren't squat for a BBC.

Hell, you can buy off the shelf pistons for BBC's that are .125 over.


Just off the top of my head...

Small blocks available: (up into the 90's)
262,265,267,283,302,305,307,327,350,­400

Big blocks available:
366,396,402,427,454

Then you have the 348,409 somewhere in-between.

I'll throw some pics up later of some motors I've done over the years....


you can actually bore and stroke a small block all the way up to 454 cubic inches
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 10:04:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 10:08:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 10:09:12 AM EST by Dragracer_Art]

Originally Posted By JFP:
you can actually bore and stroke a small block all the way up to 454 cubic inches



Actually... A buddy of mine (Andy Jensen) builds 'em as big as 481 cubes.

www.jensensenginetech.com/

One of his cars is for sale right now.

Bruis Glass Works carbon fiber body, PA title, inspected, all lights and horn work, John Little 25-1C certified moly chassis, 104” wheel base, lamb struts and carbon fiber breaks, Mark Williams modular rear with aluminum spool and yoke, lightened 456 gears, all studs and hardware are titanium, Mark Williams aluminum drive shaft, Lenco CS3 5-speed transmission with 3 spare gear sets, trick titanium cam, RAM 10”dual disc billet clutch, SC-1000 RacePak with 8 EGT probes, oil, fuel pressure and pan vacuum sensors, Toshiba laptop, autometer gauges and playback tach, 16-volt 3-post system with boost box and alternator, Davis radiator with 2 fans and mazere pump.

New 481 c.i. canted valve small block, Brodix 9.520 deck block, Callies 4.400 crank, Oliver titanium rods, JE ultra crown pistons, 300M pins, Jesel belt drive, Comp .981 lift roller, Crower .875 tappets, Comp 7/16 dual taper push rods, Jesel Mohawk 1.8 rockers with custom rigid stands, Manley titanium valves, titanium impinged retainers and locks, Manley springs, Brodix CV330 heads with CNC port job flow 438 @ 800 on intake, Stefs pan and tank, Barnes 4-stage pump, CFE intake, Bolaws 1050 dominators, Product Engineering 460 GPH pump, NOS pro-fogger anular nozzle system.

This car was designed to be light, fast and low maintenance. I have been racing it since 2000 and it has been just that. It weighs in at just 1930lbs with a 180lb driver and has gone 6.66 @ 208 with one stage and 7.32 @ 188 with the new 481 and no nitrous. In the four years that I have raced this car it has made about 300 passes and has never broke apart other than a few nitrous mishaps. It is user and track surface friendly. There is not a track that it won’t go down. This is the perfect car for Top Sportsman or Pro Street. It doesn’t overheat in town traffic and with all of the factory chrome is looks like an original ’67 Vette body.

If interested you can either call Andy at the shop at 570-379-3069 or email to andy@jensensenginetech.com


Link Posted: 4/16/2006 10:37:19 AM EST
A established dragracer once told me along time ago GO BIG OR GO HOME! These days w/the computerization of everything all you need is the proper gearing.Great looking build...I like the Valve covers!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 11:36:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 11:37:50 AM EST by JFP]

Originally Posted By JFP:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
Originally Posted By sirbordsalot311:

Big blocks available:
366,396,402,427,454

Then you have the 348,409 somewhere in-between.

I'll throw some pics up later of some motors I've done over the years....


you can actually bore and stroke a small block all the way up to 454 cubic inches


also, what about the 502 and 572 GM crate engines and all the aftermarket "mountain motors"
"go big or go home" is roight!
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:26:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:


Sorry to hijack your thread, UHSaltrifle.




Hijack my ass! Those are sweet pics.

NOTHING is cooler than a split bumper Camaro.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:18:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:


Sorry to hijack your thread, UHSaltrifle.




Hijack my ass! Those are sweet pics.

NOTHING is cooler than a split bumper Camaro.



Even if it's not a real split-bumper.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:57:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By 455SD:

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:


Sorry to hijack your thread, UHSaltrifle.




Hijack my ass! Those are sweet pics.

NOTHING is cooler than a split bumper Camaro.



Even if it's not a real split-bumper.




Man fake or not that is some sweet stuff.
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