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    02-28-2013, 04:33 PM
  #31
Foal
Big blocks are truck or if your building a drag car that's primarily just a weekend track toy. The engine just weights a ton, it will effect the handling of the car with the added lbs in the nose. Plus they suck down the fuel. I had a 2001 Chevy 2500HD with the 8.1L V8, 340HP, 455lbs-ft of torque. Fuel economy was ok at 13mpg unloaded at my best. It was just a regular cab 4x4 with the 4.10 gearing. Winter got about 11mpg, towing heavy I saw 7mpg.
You could build a nice small block with a decent about of power, you get good fuel economy, good handling due to the lighter weight. Great for a street car and in the older cars which don't have great handling. Nice car btw, I would love to get a project going.
     
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    02-28-2013, 04:34 PM
  #32
Foal
Oh my goodness WSA, DON'T let my husband see your Chevelle! He covets those cars.

We're a Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Duramax Diesel and Allison Transmission. That truck hauls a$$, tows like there's nothing behind it, and can blow the doors off of many of the hot rods on the road in our town LOL. Love that truck.

We've had Dodge, Ford and Chev, and the Chev is the keeper.
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    02-28-2013, 05:29 PM
  #33
Banned
I agree with the bbc, fuel economy being garbage, but it's totally worth it!! Nothin' Beats the sound of a bbc!

Then again, you can just turn that 305 into a 335 stroker. Sbc ftw!!
     
    02-28-2013, 06:02 PM
  #34
Started
I like Chevy's and don't ask me why because I don't know! Haha!
     
    02-28-2013, 10:21 PM
  #35
Weanling
Lol we are putting a 427 in the 69
     
    02-28-2013, 11:20 PM
  #36
Foal
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Originally Posted by Animallover707    
lol we are putting a 427 in the 69
Cool! All Aluminum 427?

Yeah Big Blocks are nice engines and have tons of torque. I agree that big block have nice exhaust notes. I know when I had my 2001 Chevrolet with the 8.1L V8. One time rolling into a gas station. A guy stopped me and asked if I had a Big Block in there. I said "Yeah a 496ci", He went on to say "Yeah I could tell, it has the nice big block Chevy rumble"
All depends what your tasted are and what your building.

I prefer a small block to aid in better handling cause I'm more into the road course type of racing, then drag racing. With today's engine technology you can build good amounts of horsepower and torque!
     
    03-01-2013, 12:22 AM
  #37
Trained
When I first started shopping for a truck, I had no clue what to look for. It didn't take long to figure it out when I realized that 99% of the trucks at the shows were Chevys. I now have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the 6 liter V8 engine. That thing is a beast. In our recent blizzard, my neighbor got his dodge stuck while trying to help dig a guy out. I had to pull him out with my Chevy. (hee hee)
     
    03-01-2013, 03:01 AM
  #38
Weanling
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Originally Posted by 3PaintMares    
Cool! All Aluminum 427?

Yeah Big Blocks are nice engines and have tons of torque. I agree that big block have nice exhaust notes. I know when I had my 2001 Chevrolet with the 8.1L V8. One time rolling into a gas station. A guy stopped me and asked if I had a Big Block in there. I said "Yeah a 496ci", He went on to say "Yeah I could tell, it has the nice big block Chevy rumble"
All depends what your tasted are and what your building.

I prefer a small block to aid in better handling cause I'm more into the road course type of racing, then drag racing. With today's engine technology you can build good amounts of horsepower and torque!
yup lol. I prefer my 68 fleetside with a 350. It don't get sideways lol and im not the worlds best driver I didnt learn to drive til a few months ago(Im 20 lol) Iv owned trucks and cars all my life though. Still have anxiety behind the wheel. Plus my parents refused to teach me to drive so a few months ago I got a man who was willing to teach me but he just bout peed his pants a few times. Hehe.
     
    03-01-2013, 04:10 PM
  #39
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fourteen    
Oh my goodness WSA, DON'T let my husband see your Chevelle! He covets those cars.

We're a Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Duramax Diesel and Allison Transmission. That truck hauls a$$, tows like there's nothing behind it, and can blow the doors off of many of the hot rods on the road in our town LOL. Love that truck.

We've had Dodge, Ford and Chev, and the Chev is the keeper.
Is he looking?
We got a 1957 Chevy, 1968 Caprice, 1968 Impala, 1969 Beaumont....
     
    03-01-2013, 08:42 PM
  #40
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by WSArabians    
Is he looking?
We got a 1957 Chevy, 1968 Caprice, 1968 Impala, 1969 Beaumont....
*covers ears and sings loudly to herself**lalalaaaaa lalalaaaa*

Stop it you eeeeeeevil woman!!
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