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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:15 PM

MOTORHEADS - Gotta luv them ole V-8s. no?




I favored the small block Chevys myself, especially that old workhorse, the 283 . . . .

It was nice back in the pre-computerized, pre-emission controls when ya could drop in any engine, add on/replace parts and so on - hell, even dropping a Chevy engine in a ford/chrysler,whatever, or vice versa was not really abiggee -

Nowadays, just the computer system alone would "reject" a foreign "implant"

I "switched" back in the 80's to Ford, fell in luv with my first 4x4, and have had Ford 4x4s ver since, mainly powered with the 302, (which I swapped out for a 351W) and the 351M (which I swapped out for a 400 out of a 79 Licoln after rebuilding it) in my present 79 F150,

but the most impressive V-8 I ever worked on ( and had the pleasure of "test-driving") was MOPAR's 340



OH - and ya know - it's the small block Chev that ranks #1 as the longest manufactured V-8 in the USA - over 40 years!

For info on this and the other 9, click below . . . .

https://autowise.com/longest-produced-american-v8-engines/

Yeah - there are images of all the other engines there also . . .

enjoy



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Reply MOTORHEADS - Gotta luv them ole V-8s. no? (Original post)
akaConcernedCanuk Dec 5 OP
MumblyPeg Dec 5 #1
JaimeBondoJr Dec 5 #2
Iron Condor Dec 5 #3
RATFINK_5.0 Dec 5 #4
Iron Condor Dec 6 #12
akaConcernedCanuk Dec 5 #6
Iron Condor Dec 6 #11
akaConcernedCanuk Dec 6 #15
Iron Condor Dec 6 #13
Cold Warrior Dec 5 #5
CornFed Dec 5 #7
Cold Warrior Dec 5 #8
Nostrings Dec 6 #9
Iron Condor Dec 6 #14
Nostrings Dec 6 #16
Nostrings Dec 6 #10

Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:20 PM

1. You posted two mediocre examples instead of the GOOD stuff. Here ya go man

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:41 PM

2. My '72 Blazer has a crate 350HO with Holley Fuel Injection.

It flat moves. No smog equipment because it's too old to require a smog test.

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:49 PM

3. No replacement for displacement










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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:03 PM

4. '72 Chevelle supersport 'SS'


Zombies valvue housen & fried chicken.

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:34 PM

12. I like it... Thanks RATFINK_5.0

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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:41 PM

6. I like that . . . . .


a wee bit modified

Long article, but scroll down to the specs / horsepower charts

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1009phr-572ci-big-block-chevy/

Never ran across one of them in my whole career - gas jockey 69 - 70, apprentice mechanic 70 - 75 - truck auto mechanic till 2010 - worked all over the place - never even HEARD of a 572 b4 . . . .

musta been a monster

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:32 PM

11. Thanks for the link akaConcernedCanuk

Yeah, the 572 never came standard or optional on any vehicle. Its been around for quite a while and its always been a crate motor. They are a monster indeed and with a reputation of being a very solid motor.


Here's a few clips:












You can advance this vid to 3:29 and get some dyno spec numbers.






A few cars with this motor dropped in them.


First Generation Camaro







Second Generation Camaro










Driving around the block in an Impala

Specs:

- 572 Big Block Hot Rod series
- 750 HP @ 6000rpm
- Runs on pump gas.
- Richmond 6 speed manual with dual disk clutch and a long shifter.
- 12 bolt 3.55 geared rear end.
- Hotchics suspension. - Bear 4 wheel disk brakes.
- Engine is carbed with a 1050 street dominator with progressive linkage and uses MSD ignition.
- Custom 2.25 primary pipe on header with dual 3.5 inch exhaust and dual 3.5 inch 2 chamber Flowmaster mufflers.






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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:33 PM

15. I wanna cry . . . . .

Not much for watching videos, but my curiosity got the better of me about what year the Impala was,

and in the opening screen I recognized one of my old "loves" . . . .

66 2 door Impala . . .



283 - 2bbl with 2-speed automatic when I got it, put on 4bbl, dual exaust, and changed the 2-sp to a 3- spd.

It moved purty good . . .



Dunno if ya noticed the grills on the tail light lens - Impala didn't have theme, so I bought them off a Caprice in the Junk-yard

But geegolly - imagination runs wild what I woulda done with sumthing like that 572 . . . and yeah, mine was a convertible - handling at high speed cornering was thrilling, and stable 'cause of the low center of gravity . . .

I din't know at the time that not only was the lower centre of gravity was due to the lack of a metal roof and it's supports, but the frame was made heavier/stronger to compensate for the loss of the "eggshell" effect the body loses as a result of no steel roof.

I had more than one rude awakening/reminder when I tried some of the same manoeuvres in my 67 Pontiac 2+2 - cornering just became no fun at all . . . . .

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:20 PM

13. You can see examples of the engine for sale on this Chevrolet engine page

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:25 PM

5. Never cared for V-8s

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:02 PM

7. You do come across as more of a Big Red kinda guy



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Response to CornFed (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:07 PM

8. Don't know what a Big Red is

and, to my knowledge, there are no 7/11s in the U.K. There are, however, eight Taco Bells.

My grandmother used to cook pan fried cornbread. None of that wussy, oven baked stuff.

https://m.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:55 AM

9. CW, meet Big Red



Perhaps the meanest Camaro on the face of the planet.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:55 PM

14. Big Red





Big Red hitting 220 MPH at the Nevada Silver State Classic Race







Big Red hitting 251.8 MPH - Mojave 1.5 mile runway challange

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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:14 PM

16. Yup. That is one very special car.

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:09 AM

10. I have a little mule with a full roller 383.

Pics from when we first put it together. This sort of swap is not for the inexperienced or the impatient.





Full roller 383, procomp rods and crank, KB pistons, Vortec heads with a 3 angle job and the GM "beehive" springs, balanced and notched for the counterweights and 6 inch rods. GMPP intake, Sean Murphy induction Q-jet.

Its way way too much engine for the truck, but it does make the dirt fly - the 4 wheel drive functions in all modes...The AC even works lol.





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