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  • #16
    Re: Engine suggestions

    6.0 cast iron truck block LS with Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center L92 CNC Assembled Heads

    http://blog.powerblocktv.com/?p=64

    efi and a 700r with a little stall
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    • #17
      Re: Engine suggestions

      Originally posted by JeffMcKC
      6.0 cast iron truck block LS with Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center L92 CNC Assembled Heads

      http://blog.powerblocktv.com/?p=64

      efi and a 700r with a little stall
      and more tire. I'm jealous of these heads. The holy crap factor for the dollar is unmatchable.

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      • #18
        Re: Engine suggestions

        Originally posted by Tom Slick
        Originally posted by JeffMcKC
        6.0 cast iron truck block LS with Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center L92 CNC Assembled Heads

        http://blog.powerblocktv.com/?p=64

        efi and a 700r with a little stall
        and more tire. I'm jealous of these heads. The holy crap factor for the dollar is unmatchable.
        Me too, getting 350cfm from my Pontiacs means $2500 minimum. Of course its far cheaper for me to build a 496 to put under them

        That is exactly what I would do, find a 6.o block and throw those heads on it. You could drive it anywhere and make lots of power.

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        • #19
          Re: Engine suggestions

          nothing like ripping the highway up in 6.2 denali

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          • #20
            Re: Engine suggestions

            the only thing 305s are good for is donating cranks to hurt 350s.

            Other then the cost of buying a LS family motor - it'll make you far happier in the end....
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • #21
              Re: Engine suggestions

              Originally posted by Buickguy
              the only thing 305s are good for is donating cranks to hurt 350s.

              Other then the cost of buying a LS family motor - it'll make you far happier in the end....
              Quite true. Even being a die hard Pontiac guy, I still love driving this one. Not so fond of working on it since I cant get #8 plug out with my huge hands, but I love this car.

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              • #22
                Re: Engine suggestions

                Originally posted by Thumpin455
                Originally posted by Tom Slick
                Originally posted by JeffMcKC
                6.0 cast iron truck block LS with Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center L92 CNC Assembled Heads

                http://blog.powerblocktv.com/?p=64

                efi and a 700r with a little stall
                and more tire. I'm jealous of these heads. The holy crap factor for the dollar is unmatchable.
                Me too, getting 350cfm from my Pontiacs means $2500 minimum. Of course its far cheaper for me to build a 496 to put under them

                That is exactly what I would do, find a 6.o block and throw those heads on it. You could drive it anywhere and make lots of power.
                4 years out from having a stroked SBC built for the El Camino, and every summer since having wished I'd done a BBC, I'm now thinking that the better option would have been to go this route. But I wasn't paying attention to the gathering LS storm in 2006.
                Michael from Hampton Roads

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                • #23
                  Re: Engine suggestions

                  II don't have a LS but I am a little biased. There is nothing as simple that puts out power like it does. If your going to Turbo it then I'd go with the smaller 5.3 naturally asperated....atleast a 6.0. .Now till I got my 95 caprice wagon you couldn't have given me an LT1.But now that I have one I kind of like it. And if you were going to Turbo it...Should be fun.If all your asking is to be able to drive it 30miles......could be just about anything. ..with a stick.And unless it's for the strip only everything should have a stick. Especially a truck.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Engine suggestions

                    OK- I moved on this pretty quick. I picked up a 454 today. Decided that there is no replacement for displacement. The engine runs, so I am probably going to do a little dressup or maybe replace the top end (it came out of an RV, so peanut port city...) and just drive it for a while.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Engine suggestions

                      im gonna have to agree with a few other guys and say build an LQ4 6.0 with L92 heads and a decent cam. a few magazines have done this buildup and theyve all made around 550hp

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                      • #26
                        Re: Engine suggestions

                        Originally posted by RR
                        OK- I moved on this pretty quick. I picked up a 454 today. Decided that there is no replacement for displacement. The engine runs, so I am probably going to do a little dressup or maybe replace the top end (it came out of an RV, so peanut port city...) and just drive it for a while.
                        hard to argue with that. I saw this not long ago - might be worth a read:

                        http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...ads/index.html

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                        • #27
                          Re: Engine suggestions

                          I think I would stick with a conventional SBC rather than opt for an LS engine or a big block.

                          1) Parts are dirt cheap as the demand for LS stuff is growing, the supply of SBC stuff is gathering dust. Take advantage of this inexpensive resource

                          2) Build a forged-crank, forged piston 383 with a good set of aluminum heads.

                          3) Bolt a 750 Holley on it

                          4) Use a large diameter torque converter for decent mileage

                          5) 3.23 gears (or there abouts) for decent fuel mileage.

                          6) Throw a NOS Cheater system on it.

                          7) Let it eat!


                          Ron
                          It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Engine suggestions

                            lol guys - you did see the quote right? RR already got himself a BBC... and it's a fine choice. Found some heads for ya, RR.

                            http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy...Q5fAccessories

                            actually, I'd probably still go with the Ed's for this. Can somebody explain why the marine version of the RPM is cheaper than the "street" version?

                            http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-61459/
                            871.95 apiece, assembled.



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                            • #29
                              Re: Engine suggestions

                              marine engines get good cooling so they don't need as good of materials. Then again, they run at full load all the time, so they need better materials.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Engine suggestions

                                Originally posted by squirrel
                                marine engines get good cooling so they don't need as good of materials. Then again, they run at full load all the time, so they need better materials.
                                uh huh. Grin.

                                I went and read them both again, more carefully this time. Apparently Edelbrock doesn't think Marine "Assembled" heads need valvesprings, retainers, or keepers. Their car version "Assembled" heads get these items. Hosers. Lol.

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