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Posted: 4/29/2002 4:45:58 AM EDT
Can anybody tell if a Big Block would fit in a 3rd gen. F-body? Want to do something new,the idea of aNOTHER! small block makes me sleepy.
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i seem to rememember a web site with photos of the bb filled engine.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 5:11:18 AM EDT
I saw a 500ci BB in a late model Camaro at a car show last year. So I am sure it can be done.
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[Last Edit: 4/29/2002 5:35:47 AM EDT by misterhemi]
Originally Posted By smarty_pants: Can anybody tell if a Big Block would fit in a 3rd gen. F-body? Want to do something new,the idea of aNOTHER! small block makes me sleepy.
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[;D] Well, [i]you[/i] had to ask! Of course you can can but it works best in: A-Bodies: Darts, Dusters, Demons, Valiants, early 'Cudas or B-Bodies: Chargers, GTX's, Roadrunners, Super Bee's, etc... or E-Bodies: Late 'Cudas & Challengers. NOW, THATS HOW TO DO IT! [;D] [;D] of [b][i]course[/i][/b] the big block you're talking about is a [b]440[/b].
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 5:38:24 AM EDT
Attaboy. misterhemi!!! I was just trying to figure out a nice way to tell him to get out a torch..... And trade the car for a Mopar![:D]
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 3:59:32 PM EDT
I'm with you guys,MOPAR RULES!!!!!! Just don't trun[;)] BTW:Love the new turbo Neon,go things you DC guys don't have to go back 30 years to find a good hotrod [:\]it's no PT cruiser but I bet it's still fast....................HA HA HA HA HA
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 4:06:54 PM EDT
Anyway,back on topic......... Would I be lucky enough to have somebody on this site who could tell me if A ZZ502 Ram jet will fit under hood on a 89 IROC. After that I'll go back to talking about ARs.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 4:07:33 PM EDT
Sure you can. You can put any engine in any car you can think of if you're willing to do the work. I think it isn't too hard to get a BB in a 3rd gen, it's the 4th gen with half the engine under the dash that's tough to get a one into.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 4:09:57 PM EDT
Yes it is possible, but it takes a lot of money and custom fabbing to make it work. There was an issue of Super Chevy a few years back that had an article about a guy putting a 502 in his late model Camaro. The car was on the cover, if some how you can get a hold of that issue it would probably give you some good insight into whats involved in that kind of build up.
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OK I see, thats not what I want to get in to. I wanted to buy this bone stock IROC and piss off the Jap car kids. They sh!t there pants when you pull the nose off the road about a foot. I don't want to make a rig racer,I put a 327 in my S-10 blazer and was so easy I was hoping I would get lucky twice.
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Link Posted: 4/29/2002 6:43:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QuikSilver: There was an issue of Super Chevy a few years back that had an article about a guy putting a 502 in his late model Camaro. The car was on the cover . . .
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Just saw that issue a few weeks ago - remodeling house, remove walls, 34 sheets drywall. Red title band, with black 3rd gen Rat F. Iirc, biggest work was exhaust manifolds/headers, and respringing/damping front-end for higher weight. Think Car Craft or Hot Rod, showed GM engineers doing the same. All struck me as less work/pain, compared to Bank's SB Twin Turbo, but that's not saying much.
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 6:50:13 PM EDT
here is an excellent 3rd gen web site: www.thirdgen.org In '99 I built up a tuned port 3rd gen with all the factory performance goodies + some, like 36mm hollow front stablizer, wonder bar, PBS rear disc brakes, posi 3:42 Iroc wheels 245/50 16 Goodyears, homemade strut tower brace. this car rocked too bad I sold it to purchase a 4th gen in the near future. Nearly twenty years ago I put a 454 in an '81 Olds Cutlass. It was too long for the fan so I had to go to electric. There simply was not enough room for a large enough radiator so the engine ran hot and the springs were too weak in front. The holes were already in the chassis for the engine mounts because that car came with a chevy V8. I had to fabricate the tranny mount(TH400). Installing a BB in a 3rd gen would probably be similar....
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 8:45:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle: I found this for you too: Transplanting a Big-Block Chevy into your 3rd Gen F-Body ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This article is taken from HOT ROD magazine. May 1988 issue: [url]http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Track/5604/bbc.html[/url] It's quite detailed.
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You da man!!! O, what a fun toy this will be[X]
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