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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 04, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Right now I am in the what if period of building my 68, I know that a 502 would fit in my car, but all the cars I have seen with the 502 have roll cages for added frame rigidity. I have a convertible and don't necessary like the thought of have to add a cage. If I went the 502 route would I have to add the cage and secondly the car is an ac car, will it support ac?
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hey phoenixdawg - you don't need a cage - a 502 will work fine in your 68 and it will support ac assuming you get the correct brackects etc etc. If your car was a SBC car you'll need to change the heater box to one fron a BBC camaro, along with the frame mounts. A gen IV BBC(454) and Gen V & VI (502) big blocks are the same dimentions externally - The Gen V & VI (502) big blocks do not have provisioins for a fuel pump....I would however put sub frame connectors in it IMHO. But it really depends on your driving style and use.

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thanks for the tips Nick, I really think the 502 would be a sweet setup, what tranny would you run
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 04, 06:04 PM
 
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Hey Phoenixdawg, I am also looking to stick a 502 in my 67 and according to GM they strongly suggest putting a th400 or a 700r4 tranny that has been set up to handle the horsepower. I am really new at all of this so if you have any info on what type of suspension you are going to use to handle the beast let me know!!!
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Hey phoenixdawg - I'm running a Borg Warner Super T-10 with a lakewood blowproof, and Ram Pressure palte and brass clutch. Will be swapping it out later this year for a TKO-600, well at least after the upcoming birth of my second daughter... my 468 makes great power - but I'm looking to step up to a 540 CID - so much for the college fund LOL

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 04, 12:55 PM
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I have a 502 b.b. in my 69. If you would like more info on my build, e mail me. I run a/c and no cage.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 04, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Todd 1312 my the suspension that I am running will be the stock set up as far as the fronts, I rebuilt all of that last fall, new bushings, idler arms, pitman arms, tie rod ends, hotchkis 2" drops, etc. As far as the rear, I am replacing the rear leaves with new hotchkis springs this weekend and I plan to rebuild the rear end with something on the order of a 3.42 limited slip diff on a GM 12 bolt, still may decide to bolt up a Ford 9" but am undecided. I am really leaning toward the 12 bolt.
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since you like hotchkiss(i do too)might want to spring for a set of their subframe connectors.
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