BBC in a 79

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  1. moomoo

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    Can I put a BBC in a 1979 Z28 with air-conditioning?
     
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    yes
     
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    small block out, big block in. The tightest spot will be the valve cover to master cylinder clearance.

    you can re-use the small block engine mounts. Besides that like I said above.
     
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    Tightest spot will be valve covers and header to ac box over number 8.
     
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    so there will be no room for tall valve covers! thats what I needed to know there will be a 79 Z28 running around Myrtle Beach with a 496/400/gearvendors in a couple of weeks:D
     
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    You can run tall valve covers, Just might have to modify "hammer action" the corner over #8 cylinder to clear a/c box.. I am running same combo as you, without the GV..

    Best of luck...

    David
     
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    BTW.. I love that place.. My uncle use to live off of "kings highway" i think it was called. He owned the Budweiser Distribution plant there in MB.

    I haven't been there in almost 10 years... Maybe I'll retire there... lol


    David
     
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    could u post some pictures when u get it done? I wanna put a BBC in my 79 with A/C
     
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    If you are not running large rockers there is no need for large covers.
     

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