I can get a 1986 454 for $500 but i would like to have the old look (68-72). Are they the same? If thair not what are the differences?
I would think a 396 pan would work, wouldn't it, or is it because of the main seals? I've always played with the lV's.Ha! I'm putting a Gen VI in my 71 right now.
The big hassles are:
1) Oil pan. You basically have to buy a new GM, Milodon, Moroso oil pan. As there are no factory "cars" with this engine only trucks. And their oil pans don't work.
Hi Taz,I would think a 396 pan would work, wouldn't it, or is it because of the main seals? I've always played with the lV's.
Yep, I remember going through this when wanted to build a new style 427.Hi Taz,
No that's one of the big diffs between Gen V and MKIV blocks. They are a one piece oil seal. So the pans are different. Even the oil pan gasket is one piece too!
I imagine if you were a super competent welder, you could weld a MKIV bottom to a GEN V upper, you could have something.. but I'm not that good!
I have 3 of them!I think if i get this nova i will put either a 396,427, or 454. I would like to keep it around the same year but i guess if theirs no difference it should be fine. Is it hard to find one of these around a 69? If so how much can they fetch?
I don't think it really matters, it's more of a personal preference, I prefer the older stuff, it will also always have more demand if you want to sell it. You may find the older BB's, are harder to find out your way though, because you can drive you cars more and they break, out here we have more engines and less bodies because of the short summers.Would i be better of searching for an older style BBC?