I have just been given (!) a 1991 454 engine and tranny out of a 1991 C2500 (3/4 ton)4x4 pick-up. I haven't pulled it yet, or I would probably have all the info I need, as I could then see the numbers cast onto the rear top of the block/bellhousing area. My questions are these: I noticed the oil dipstick is on the passenger side, can it be moved to the drivers side with a different oil pan or what-ever change? Are there any "rules of thumb on these engines, such as crankshaft-forged or cast,2 or 4 bolt mains, heads-good or bad, compression ratio, etc.Also, since I understand this is a Generation "V" engine, what parts interchange with the "old" 454 big blocks? The reason I ask is that I would like to just take it out of the truck and drop it into a '68 Camaro. The truck engine runs fine, so I am not looking at rebuilding it at the present. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
[ 01-16-2005, 05:54 PM: Message edited by: nothinbuttaillights ]