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BBC vs. SBC

  • BBC

    Votes: 216 33.1%
  • SBC

    Votes: 387 59.3%
  • Straight 6

    Votes: 17 2.6%
  • Don't care as long as I can spin them.

    Votes: 33 5.1%

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I still like it …. clean (still) , and looking ' HOT '

plus ----- " KISS " , it works, thanks for posting !

(been hot down your way, Johnny …. ? ).

later, jim
 

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BBC all the way but not a MK IV, a MK I. Yes for those of you scratching your head the MK I is a 409, I am running a 475 stroker W motor with Hilborn mechanical fuel injection, makes 600 HP on pump gas with 10.5:1 compression. Its fun to watch people try to figure out what the hell is that, you can tell the younger generation guys from the older ones. The 409 is Chevrolets original Big Block and a version of it was Chevrolets first 427, the Z11! Nothing against SBC, they are great motors but they are like belly buttons, everybody has one. I also have a 67 Corvette with a 327 and I never open the hood because I feel like people don't want to see another SBC with a chrome air cleaner and aluminum rocker covers, sorry I know Ill take heat for that.
 

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I still like it …. clean (still) , and looking ' HOT '

plus ----- " KISS " , it works, thanks for posting !

(been hot down your way, Johnny …. ? ).

later, jim
Thanks Jim and yes still hot, but getting a break this week so humidity is down a little here. Can't wait for some of that cool front very low humidity air.
 

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BBC all the way but not a MK IV, a MK I. Yes for those of you scratching your head the MK I is a 409, I am running a 475 stroker W motor with Hilborn mechanical fuel injection, makes 600 HP on pump gas with 10.5:1 compression. Its fun to watch people try to figure out what the hell is that, you can tell the younger generation guys from the older ones. The 409 is Chevrolets original Big Block and a version of it was Chevrolets first 427, the Z11! Nothing against SBC, they are great motors but they are like belly buttons, everybody has one. I also have a 67 Corvette with a 327 and I never open the hood because I feel like people don't want to see another SBC with a chrome air cleaner and aluminum rocker covers, sorry I know Ill take heat for that.
Please show us pictures!
an 09 is perfect!





Mark





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Mark click on my name it will open a menu, scroll down to "View Public Profile" and click on it. Then look on the right side of your screen below the header bar and there will be another menu bar, scroll down to "Albums" and click on it for photos.Thanks Steve
 

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Bought this '74 on E-bay out of Oregon,NO RUST. it had a 350, with 305 heads. the block is a 4 bolt by the casting # from a bread truck type vehicle. headers, edelbrock performer intake 650 edelbrock< came with a quad ra jet. on a 2004R stock 6 cyl auto rear, open. got a lot of hot toys, but this is the BEST street set up that gives a nice punch. I can spin the tires whenever but just in regular in town driving its great.
Got to have something mom can drive!!!
 

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Mark click on my name it will open a menu, scroll down to "View Public Profile" and click on it. Then look on the right side of your screen below the header bar and there will be another menu bar, scroll down to "Albums" and click on it for photos.Thanks Steve
Finally got around to checking out your pictures!
Excellent! is all I can say!
have you had a chance to get any time behind the wheel yet?
Who's front axle kit did you use?

She's real fine my 409!

love it!





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Mark I haven't had the chance to drive it yet as it won't be completed till spring. I belong to a gasser club and should have it to the track next year. Ive been building this car for 4 years but I just retired last month so this project is in full swing. As far as the front axle I don't know the manufacture as I bought a B'Z Rods front end that had the axle on it. Thanks for checking out my pics!

Steve
 
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