Junkyard vs Crate, this is a comparison that has been going on for a long time and people have a variety of opinions on which one is the best for a hot rod project. While both of the engines in this testing video are 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolets, there are a few differences that result in different power numbers naturally aspirated and that translates to the boosted combos as well, but not in the way you might think.
Check out the video and let us know which one you’d choose for your combination.
HOW TO MAKE A 800+HP 454. WILL A JUNKYARD 454 BBC MOTOR TAKE BOOST? CRATE MOTOR VS JUNKYARD MOTOR-THEN ADD BOOST. KNOWN VS NOT KNOWN. CHEAP VS STEEP! WHAT IS THE BEST ROUTE TO MAKE OVER 800 HP? WOULD YOU CHOOSE A CHEAP, JUNKYARD 454 OR A MORE EXPENSIVE, GM CRATE MOTOR? CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO WHERE I RAN BOTH MOTORS WITH CAM UPGRADES AND CARBURETORS NA AND THEN UNDER BOOST. EACH MOTOR EASILY EXCEEDED THE 800-HP MARK, BUT THE QUESTION IS, WHICH ROUTE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?