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Old 2nd-November-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Any one stuff a 572 into their car yet??

I'm getting a little poed at my 350 build. It seems to missfire regardless what I try. Looking to pull it and stuff it in my 69 chevy pickup. I noticed the 572 crate motor has 620hp and the 572R has 720hp. Wondering if anyone had tried one of these yet. besides a new tranyy and rear end what else should I do?
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You could have one built for ya. Go to www.westernperf.com His shop is about an hour N of PDX. Shawn is a member here, and one hell of an engine builder.
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I'm getting a little poed at my 350 build. It seems to missfire regardless what I try. Looking to pull it and stuff it in my 69 chevy pickup. I noticed the 572 crate motor has 620hp and the 572R has 720hp. Wondering if anyone had tried one of these yet. besides a new tranyy and rear end what else should I do?
Unless this is a race only car, or you want to put race gas in it all the time, you don't want the 572R (R means Race & high compression).

I think they are a good buy, carry a warranty, and use good materials. Salee Chevrolet in Pendleton (now Gilbert Chevrolet) carry a lot of the high performance crate engines and their prices are good. You might consider a 502/502...I see they are on sale, complete engine including EFI for $10K
http://www.gilbertracingparts.com/SearchResults.asp

As the other poster mentioned Shawn builds a good piece as well, just depends on whether you want a turn key piece with a full warranty or a custom built engine. Either way works.

As for the rest of the car it all depends on what kind of ride you are building, totally street car, drag oriented, pro touring slant, whatever. The more horsepower you have the more you will have to match all the other related components. The more you have the more expensive it will be. The key piece is to plan out the entire project before you begin, and stick to your plan.
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Last year I purchased a 70 Nova with the 572/620hp GMPP crate engine.
The car was done in a Pro Touring style.
It has a TKO 600 6 speed,upgraded 4wdb and suspension upgrades as well
The guy I bought the car from told me that it was a pretty straight forward install...
In 2007 the car did the long haul on the Hot Rod Power Tour without any issues.
I am very impressed with this engine.
It has a nice lopey idle and pulls HARD to the red line and yet is very streetable..

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Old 3rd-November-2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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whats to stuff? its A BBC with raised deck.. it bolts in.. headers and distributor are the only malcontents... and unless your planing on having your own race fuel shop... stay away from the 720hp version.. its 12.5 to 1 compression....

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Old 3rd-November-2008, 04:07 PM   #6
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Ok so the 572R is out. perhaps the 572crate, I may give shawn a call. Thanks, any pictures out there as well?
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The GM 572/620hp is a great engine for the money.

You now get a 2yr 50k warranty. That can be administered by any GM dealer in USA or Canada & your local mechanic if needed.

Only one problem. The 572 has a tall deck.

Dynotech makes the correct header for this application and they are a quality part.

I am sure someone else does also, if someone says they are the same with a 454. Stay away!

Also a 502 standard crate is the best buy dollar for dollar.
http://www.crateenginedepot.com/stor...62-P20C54.aspx

Price around!

Work them against each other.

It's like purchasing a car!

http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/

They also have these available in partial engine if you have carb & ignition!
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Last year I purchased a 70 Nova with the 572/620hp GMPP crate engine.
The car was done in a Pro Touring style.
It has a TKO 600 6 speed,upgraded 4wdb and suspension upgrades as well
The guy I bought the car from told me that it was a pretty straight forward install...
In 2007 the car did the long haul on the Hot Rod Power Tour without any issues.
I am very impressed with this engine.
It has a nice lopey idle and pulls HARD to the red line and yet is very streetable..

Scott
Sounds like the car built right here in Moorseville NC for a guy in Ohio.
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Old 4th-November-2008, 10:42 AM   #9
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Sounds like the car built right here in Moorseville NC for a guy in Ohio.
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That's my baby.
It is my least expensive toy but it is the most fun to drive.
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I watched that car in a few stages of being built.
It was done correctly.
Lot of suspension and aftermarket parts under that car.
I think they only used the factory bare sub-frame! Everything else is new!
I have a lot of pictures of that car.
That was one of the first 572/620hp sold.

Al
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I watched that car in a few stages of being built.
It was done correctly.
Lot of suspension and aftermarket parts under that car.
I think they only used the factory bare sub-frame! Everything else is new!
I have a lot of pictures of that car.
That was one of the first 572/620hp sold.

Al
Cool
Of all the cars I have bought over the years this car was undoubtedly
the best "sorted out" car I have purchased.
As you know the devil is in the details.
It is such a pleasure to drive.
I would love any pics you might have.
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