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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 12, 03:55 PM
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Re: Go Big block?

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If you have power steering; you might have to go to 9" brake booster instead of the stock 11"...
I think they are confusing powersteering with powerbrakes??
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post #17 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 12, 09:47 PM
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Re: Go Big block?

In my opinion the big block is a big fat pig of an engine. Our old camaros already have almost 60% of the weight over the front wheels.

Keep it a small block and take the money you'd spend getting the big block to work and add more parts to make more power.

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post #18 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 12, 07:35 AM
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Re: Go Big block?

...big block is a big fat pig of an engine...

Thats what aluminum heads are for.

A BB+Muncie in a first gen Camaro is a religious experience.
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post #19 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 12, 05:58 PM
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Re: Go Big block?

I put a 396 in a 69 a while back. Not hard. Yes the heater core needs to be replaced "comes out of box instead of firewall" motormounts, fanshroud, cross member, and had to get a smaller crank pulley.My exhaust manifold was real close to the power steering box, so I went with headers. Valve covers were stock with a small notch or dent in the rear. I also had to replace my firewall due to an flywheel coming threw it. Not good almost lost a foot.
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post #20 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 12, 07:17 PM
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Re: Go Big block?

I think he meant power brakes

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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 12, 10:46 AM
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Thats what aluminum heads are for.

A BB+Muncie in a first gen Camaro is a religious experience.
And also with a TH400.

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TH400 (CX) with Coan 8" converter, GV-OD, 8 track still on console and best et 10.495, 128.79mph 1.428 60'
All with 1960's stuff. (except tires and converter)
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post #22 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 12, 11:00 AM
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Re: Go Big block?

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In my opinion the big block is a big fat pig of an engine.
Whoa!

Obviously you have never ridden in one that will pull the front wheels off the ground at take off.

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post #23 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 12, 11:56 AM
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Re: Go Big block?

When I put a BBC in my 67 I sold all of my SBC stuff.

Like stated, 1st time I got on it it was a religious experience: Damn near enough torque to counter rotate the Earth...

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post #24 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 12, 12:55 PM
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Whoa!

Obviously you have never ridden in one that will pull the front wheels off the ground at take off.
For sure. My 67 BBC innards (bought it in 68 so as to have a 427 in my later purchased 69) pulls the wheels on nearly every run. And that's with the original drive train. (sorta) The 300' time slip clockings equal 0-60 mph at 2.44 SECONDS. Pig big blocks

One owner 69 Camaro,(yep, bought it new)
RS SS Hugger Orange, L88, 4:10's tru-tack posi, ducted hood, Endura, spoilers.
TH400 (CX) with Coan 8" converter, GV-OD, 8 track still on console and best et 10.495, 128.79mph 1.428 60'
All with 1960's stuff. (except tires and converter)
+ MT Super Scavenger headers & 3" full exhaust with X pipe. 3700 lbs. with me in it.
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post #25 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 07:39 AM
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Re: Go Big block?

I think Pete refers "pig" to handling (he lists a panty Porsch among his rides).

Not to worry Pete, with alum heads, Muncie, headers, 'glass hood and a few of Dave Pozzi's handling recommendations; I'm sure something can be done to make a BB first gen agreeable to someone like you.
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post #26 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 07:48 AM
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Re: Go Big block?

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In my opinion the big block is a big fat pig of an engine.
Well this is what he typed. I can't say what he meant.

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post #27 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 03:28 PM
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Nothing like that "fat pig of an engine!"
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post #28 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Go Big block?

Well it is in a 454 supposed to be about 600 hp. not all hooked up yet. but in and ready to send it in for paint.
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post #29 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 04:47 PM
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First, you need to jettison the Camero and get a Camaro. Next, get a good Camaro parts catalog with a highlighter and a note book. Highlight and write out all the BB parts and you'll quickly see there are a lot of minor differences: Clutch linkage, cross member, frame/motor stands, radiator, radiator shroud, heater core, heater core cover, carburetor linkage, fuel lines (possibly)..... that's what I can think of without scratching my head and leafing through a parts catalog. If you do it, do it right. They are too old, cool and people make special trips to look at them so don't do a circa 1980's teenage hack job. Besides, a hack job causes a lot of headaches and tweeking that'll make you wish you had just swapped the right stuff out.
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post #30 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Cross member,linkage,mounts,heater core and cover are all switched out.Taking it slow and trying to do it RIGHT. also Have corrected my spelling error

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