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wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/23/20 9:49 a.m.

As many of you know I raced Big Block Chevys for years. I sold everything out about 22 years ago.
Over the past 7 years I have been buying up parts.  We got a 502 for $700, a 427 for $300, a 468 with forged pistons for $400.  
As it turns out guys who I have not seen me for some time still ask about the BBC stuff and are often shocked when they hear about our small blocks and LS adventures.  
Fast forward to today, a guy is clearing out his Dad's barn and has a 454 to get rid of. He tries to sell local - no interest, the info circulated around a couple warehouses - not an LS... no interest, then a fork lift repair business - not an LS no interest and ultimately to me.

" Would you be interested in a 454 with parts for $100?"  

"Yes, I've been grabbing cheap stuff. What are the details?"
"It's a 84 truck engine with Pistons and a cam."

31 miles and $100 later...



 

So the question(s) of the day are. "What car?" And "How much spray?"

Toyman01 (Forum Supporter)
Toyman01 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/23/20 9:57 a.m.

VW Rabbit.

Engine in the back using a TH425. 

All the spray. 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/23/20 10:11 a.m.
Toyman01 (Forum Supporter) said:

VW Rabbit.

Engine in the back using a TH425. 

All the spray. 

Where would I sit?  Definitely will be front engine

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
5/23/20 10:17 a.m.

Triumph spitfire.  Andy Newman has one close by he will sell you cheap.

 

Think triumph cobra...

 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/23/20 10:30 a.m.
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) (Forum Supporter) said:

 

That's sweeeeet!

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
5/23/20 10:48 a.m.

The answer is obviously 'XJS' and "all the spray"...

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
5/23/20 11:23 a.m.

1st generation Chevy II, or a Vega, or extended cab S10 square body.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
5/23/20 11:23 a.m.

...or a beige Camry. No one would suspect it.

Toyman01 (Forum Supporter)
Toyman01 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/23/20 11:55 a.m.

Suzuki Samurai or Sidekick. 

Might have to stretch the nose a little. Or maybe not. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
5/23/20 3:15 p.m.
Apexcarver said:

Triumph spitfire.  Andy Neuman has one close by he will sell you cheap.

 

Think triumph cobra...

I think it would look really nice in my RX7. Better than a van engine.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/23/20 3:26 p.m.

The yellow bug!

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
5/23/20 3:32 p.m.
DeadSkunk (Warren) said:

...or a beige Camry. No one would suspect it.

I was in a middle lane on I-95 one day and a beige Camry came up behind me. In my mirrors I saw it pull out into the left lane. Then it shot up the highway like it was fired out of a cannon with the wail of a modern Corvette. No idea what was in it and with dark tints couldn't tell if it was caged. I don't think I've ever seen a car pull away that quickly from a 70 MPH roll. Was rear wheel drive with wide tires stuffed inside the wheel wells. No stickers, crazy camber, or any other outward signs of what lurked under the appliance skin. I was shocked!

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
5/23/20 3:48 p.m.

You've got a fwd dsm you're working on.....

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/23/20 4:36 p.m.

What about a Modified set up for street use? This thing is practically begging for a Rat motor. There have to be used chassis in your neck of the woods. 

 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/23/20 4:40 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

The yellow bug!

That's what I want to do....with zoomies, oversized valve covers and an old school Ed Roth cartoon look.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/23/20 4:41 p.m.

In reply to NOT A TA :

That wasn't a Camry, that was a Chevy SS. cheeky

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/23/20 4:49 p.m.
wheels777 said:
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

The yellow bug!

That's what I want to do....with zoomies, oversized valve covers and an old school Ed Roth cartoon look.

YES!!!!!!!!!

 

ill send you a $20 to start with....

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/23/20 4:56 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:
wheels777 said:
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

The yellow bug!

That's what I want to do....with zoomies, oversized valve covers and an old school Ed Roth cartoon look.

YES!!!!!!!!!

 

ill send you a $20 to start with....

All donations are excepted and will be used on the challenge car…

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
5/23/20 6:05 p.m.

Is a two-door S10 Blazer small enough? 

dyintorace (Forum Supporter)
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/23/20 7:41 p.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:

The answer is obviously 'XJS' and "all the spray"...

Holy cow! What Jag is that?!?

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
5/24/20 7:44 a.m.
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) said:
sleepyhead the buffalo said:

The answer is obviously 'XJS' and "all the spray"...

Holy cow! What Jag is that?!?

that's the most interesting picture I got when I image searched for some combination of 'jag etype chevy 454'

apparently it's a Modsport car, that's owned in the sweden?

Cooter
Cooter UberDork
5/24/20 9:00 a.m.
Appleseed said:

What about a Modified set up for street use? This thing is practically begging for a Rat motor. There have to be used chassis in your neck of the woods. 

 

I approve of this.

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/25/20 5:09 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:

The answer is obviously 'XJS' and "all the spray"...

I doubt that the hood could be had for $2K

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/25/20 5:13 a.m.
Cooter said:
Appleseed said:

What about a Modified set up for street use? This thing is practically begging for a Rat motor. There have to be used chassis in your neck of the woods. 

 

I approve of this.

No. Gotta show the engine and massive valve covers and big headers. It's a $100 BBC. The naysayers need a reason to have a meltdown. 

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