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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Who has the best deal on a complete crate 502 Chevy Big Block Engine?

I am going to do a 502 big block convertion to my 67'rs.

I have seen complete engines from $8k to $15k !!!

I really like the 502hp ram jet for the reliability of the fuel injection ... but someone has a 600hp carb'd version for around the same price ( I would love the lope of the more aggressive cam ).

Cheapest I have found the RAM JET is $10,500 shipped.

Let me know some places to check out ... thanks ---

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Re: Who has the best deal on a complete crate 502 Chevy Big Block Engi

Try www.gmpartsdirect.com.

Where I purchased my 427.

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Re: Who has the best deal on a complete crate 502 Chevy Big Block Engi

CrazyDavey's 509 ended up being 764HP. It is a GMZZ502 based plant with AFR 305 heads massaged and one of my hyd roller cams. Engine is 11.3 to 1 The cam is hyd roller in the mid 240 range at .050. A combo Dart block based and pulled back to around 10.5 to one can be a 700HP street cruiser all day long.
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Re: Who has the best deal on a complete crate 502 Chevy Big Block Engi

1.5hp /cubes doesnt seem to be a problem when you custom cam guys get involved, even with duration in the 240 range which is very streetable

67 camaro
420 - 641hp HRcam 1.39, 9.79 @ 137.5
502 - 626hp 252/263HRcam 1.44, 10.08 @ 132.7
62 Nova
383/200-4R/12-bolt w 373s
224/224 HR cam
1.57 10.97 @ 121.2


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Re: Who has the best deal on a complete crate 502 Chevy Big Block Engi

My $800 Super Budget 454 of a few years ago out-powered the 454HO that was $5100 in 2009 money. Good parts in that HO, just a bad combination....pitfall of GMPP crate engines. Let me recommend two engine builders. You'll get way more bang for your buck than a GM crate. They will build for your exact application.


1. Mark Jones, aka Vortecpro out of Colo Spgs, Co
VORTECPRO@GMAIL.COM 719 650 1609

Vortecpro build
http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375538


or

2. Mike Lewis, aka Wolfplace, Lewis Racing Engines from Northern California
http://www.lewisracingengines.com/ 707-984-6103


see this build for my buddy Mike Foster
http://www.chevelles.com/forums/show...ight=wolfplace

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Re: Who has the best deal on a complete crate 502 Chevy Big Block Engi

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just a bad combination....pitfall of GMPP crate engines.
aint that the truth
you either get no comp. or no cam, or rect ports on a mild motor
just a bunch of mismatched parts that make maybe 1hp per cube... sad

67 camaro
420 - 641hp HRcam 1.39, 9.79 @ 137.5
502 - 626hp 252/263HRcam 1.44, 10.08 @ 132.7
62 Nova
383/200-4R/12-bolt w 373s
224/224 HR cam
1.57 10.97 @ 121.2


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Re: Who has the best deal on a complete crate 502 Chevy Big Block Engi

Thank you guys very much ---

90' ZR-1 Lingenfelter Corvette #699
91' SYCLONE #512
01' VIPER GTS
03' Harley Edition f-150 #577
http://i49.tinypic.com/2lsbm8o.jpg
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