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Old 05-13-2006, 02:56 AM   #11  
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Right there is no larger bang for the buck than a big block, lets see what heads we got

Ford Motorsport A-429
Blue Thunder A-460
Trick Flow T/W
Edelbrocks
Old Iron (support 700hp maxed out)
Jon Kaase SCJ Head
Pro-Filer Cj Head

Theres 7 of the major ones off the top of my head with 3to 4 more variations in between depending on your budget, aftermarket blocks available, cranks, rods and every single piece that can be bought for the small blocks. Obviously what you have seen is junk, no different than the zillion junk small block mustangs roaming around. The attrition rate for high hp small blocks is huge, they are being wrenched on or blown up more times than one can stand to look at. A 9 second big block fox will outlast a 9 second small block 2 to 1.
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:59 AM   #12  
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i disagree to one small degree...weight/mass on a big block is hard on bearing life....
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:08 AM   #13  
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i disagree to one small degree...weight/mass on a big block is hard on bearing life....
Solved years ago, cleveland main journals and chevy 2.200 rod journals
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:12 AM   #14  
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well i agree then....iv'e seen a stroked 460...510 or something in a fairlane run high 9's on motor.
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:17 AM   #15  
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I agree, small blocks are the perfect thing for the mass majority, there just so common and bore me to tears, you know when the hood opens its the same thing over and over and over. How does that excite anyone anymore? I have blown up and shattered my fair share of small blocks in the last 17 or so years, a few 351 clevelands spinning 9000 and come apart. It was obvious to me, big block is where its at. Group Hug
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:35 AM   #16  
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too bad 400's are worthless.
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:40 PM   #17  
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thanks for the help guys, keep it coming. I can say this about a big block, ther is a 460 foxbody here in corpus that run's 10.40's on motor but I can never catch the guy to really look at it and ask him some of the questions I need answers for. Yes I realize that I could fall into the masses and take a 351 SVO block and bore/stroke it to let's say 418 and run it but that's not where we are going. I am going to do a 460 swap into the sn95 for a couple reasons.
1. Always wanted a big block car
2. Never seen or heard of someone doing it in a SN95
3. I got a guy who wants to trade me a good running 460 and c6 for my t-5 that needs a rebuild for even trade.

that also brings up the question of crossmembers.....I am thinkin it will probably have to be fabricated but if anyone knows of a company that makes a crossmember for a C6 in a SN95 please post up. I plan on posting pics as the build goes along and ultimately when it's all said and done I will make a how to file in the event that someone else get a wild hair to do it also.
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:42 PM   #18  
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another thing I am thinking about while I have the motor apart is stroking it to 562 with the coast high kit. This will also be a sprayed big block as I am keeping my fogger kit. I plan on slowly working towards pushing the limits of the block.
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another thing I am thinking about while I have the motor apart is stroking it to 562 with the coast high kit. This will also be a sprayed big block as I am keeping my fogger kit. I plan on slowly working towards pushing the limits of the block.
Do a 557 inch big block, by far the most common and reliable. Keep it under 1000 hp or the stock block will start to have issues and the main caps will start walking all over the place. Trust me if you have never had a big block car with any serious motor, you will **** when its making 600 lb-ft of torque at off idle, you can leave the spray off of it. 700hp and suspension will send the car deep in the 9's easy and you could drive it everyday on the street, I been doing this since 1990
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:07 PM   #20  
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sweet, I plan on addin to the suspension. The car has a 6pt cage, southside lowers, eiback drag springs with the bag, and lake wood 50/50's in the rear. I am seriously thinking about doing either a ladder bar setup or like an Art Morrison 4 link back half with the shortened 9" housing. I get a $2300 bonus Oct 1 that will probably go to that. I think when I get it all done she will be badass and not the everyday SN95. I will look into the 557 stroker also, thanks
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