Big Block Camaro's? Yea or Nea?

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  1. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You could rip out A/C components, move the battery to the trunk and be very close to the same nose weight running a big block with aluminum heads.
     
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    My BBC has
    Aluminum heads
    Aluminum intake
    Aluminum water pump
    Long tube headers
    Small block front springs ;)
     
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    My wife has a 454 that ran when pulled from the '76 Buick Regal that we had transplanted it in. When we were starting on her non-numbers matching '71 Z/28, I asked her if she would like to install it instead of her 355. She opted for the small block. Her car has power brakes, no power steering. I offered a complete P.S assembly. She declined. Would be a bear to park with a BBC.
     
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    To me, there's nothing like looking between the fenders and seeing a BBC. Just looks right. If weight is a concern, and price isn't, Donovan makes an aluminum block.
     
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    I road race my '73 with a 640HP 496 stroker big block with a Richmond five speed in it. It weighs 3,600 lbs with 20 gallons of fuel, a gallon and half of oil in the dry sump tank and me in it. The front/rear weight distribution is 52/48.
     
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    Love me my big blocks... It's all about personal preference and/or what you're trying to accomplish.

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    Thanks. This is the only relatively close up pic, but I'm not super impressed with how it was put on. I need to do some work to it at some point. It's a cowl hood with the scoop fixed to that.

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    Looked good to me in the pic's thanks..
     
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    It looks great from the top, but it's a little unfinished when the hood is popped. Just me being nitpicky maybe. That's why I always do my work myself. I didn't build this one.
     

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