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55' Chevy "GASSER" Build UP... Yeah, another one

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chopperman, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Chopperman
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    seats are pro car from summit. I removed the headrests after a very nasty bucket seat bashing i took on the board.

    Not ideal or period correct seats, but i like them. Soooo :cool:
     
  2. Chopperman
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    I need one of these

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  3. Mr. Jean
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    Yeah, don't we all.;)

    Sorry to see the damage. Best of luck getting it up and running soon.:cool:
     
  4. leroys85coupe
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    ok they look great man.
     
  5. Paul Y
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    Not sure of your budget but this looked like good value if you wanted to put it together yourself.

    http://ohiocrank.com/chev_bb_shortb.html

    Think you might need to upgrade the rear end though....

    Feel for you, nothing worse than breaking your car when you have a family demanding feeding...

    P.
     
  6. Chopperman
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    pulling it down tomorrow.:D
     
  7. Chopperman
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    Cast iron chunkies in the intake. Not looking good for the heads
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  8. Man what a crusher, you just were starting to have fun with it too.
     
  9. Chopperman
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    Thats not a good! :(
     
  11. 55chevr
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    Guess you shut it off when it started smoking?
     
  12. Chopperman
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    anyone know anything about 454 motorhome engines?

    I have a line on a 78' 454 with under 10K miles for CHEAP. Looks like they come with a 4B main and steel crank. This might be my cheap ticket back on the road.

    Getting numbers to validate before I go ou tot look at it.
     
  13. jakedmoe
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    they have beafier rods too, i think they might have cast pistons though not good for blowers. and it sounds like you drive it like its stollen lol (as would I) something with good pistons and rings sounds ideal for you.
     
  14. Chopperman
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    Guy sold the engine while I was heading out there to look at it.

    I either need to go the used CL route or throw big money at it.
     
  15. Have to ask, what exact stupid stuff did you do for that to happen?. Float the valves, drop a valve, to much blower. Hell I almost sent my rearend to the scrap yard in Hollywood last night missing around with my buddy Brian with his 30 coupe. Seemed we got cought up acting out American Graffiti.
     
  16. Chopperman
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    stop light racing by myself. :D Honeslty I don't know why the engine blew other than a combination of things including the the wrong long block in the wrong application.:cool:
     
  17. benchseat4speed
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    Thats a sweet 55, looks great man. The rearend destruction was awesome, made some cool trohpys. The engine not so much, I'm very sorry to see that. Both were bound to happen tho...stock cast piston 454 and a stock chevy dropout would never live with that blower. Dana 60 out back and forged everything up front.:cool:
     
  18. Baron
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    Unfortunately,there are no cutting corners when building a blower motor. Good crank, rods and blower pistons are a must. Not cheap, but either is doing this a couple times. If you think about it, it is a minor job compared to all the work you have done building this car. Good luck with building the new motor.
     
  19. 51 Hemi J
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    How did the Heads look?
     
  20. Chopperman
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    bent valve in one cyl
     
  21. Chopperman
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    Looks like I'm pulling the trigger on this.

    http://http://www.speedomotive.com/ps-196-56-chevy-496cid-800hp-street-rod-blower-stroker-engine.aspx
    ASSEMBLED LONG BLOCK 800HP

    GM 454 4 BOLT, CNC MACHINED & CLEARANCED BLOCK
    NEW FORGED STEEL 4.250" STROKER CRANKSHAFT
    FORGED 4340 6.385" H-BEAM CONNECTING RODS
    JE FORGED PISTONS 8.5-1 WITH 119cc OPEN CHAMBER HEADS
    JE PLASMA MOLY RING SET
    CLEVITE H SERIES ROD AND MAIN BEARINGS
    BALANCED INTERNALLY TO 1/2 GRAM
    ALUM 320cc INT RUNNER, 119cc HEADS, 2.25/1.88 VALVES
    ARP HEAD BOLTS, FEL PRO GASKETS,
    COMP CAMS MAGNUM PUSHRODS
    STAINLESS STEEL ROLLER ROCKER ARMS
    S.A. GEAR DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING SET
    COMP. CAMS SOLID FLAT TAPPET CAM, 612/605" LIFT, 255/266 DUR @ 50, 110 LC


    Best deal I have found on a FA LB
     
  22. BIGREDTODD
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  23. Got that money tree instead of a Christmas tree, :cool:.
     
  24. jakedmoe
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    from California

  25. Chopperman
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    NICE! when do you expect it to arrive at your place?
     
  27. Chopperman
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    They said 4 week lead time, plus I still need to come up with a few thou more, so i don't just "charge it "

    I'm gussing i should be installing it mid to late jan
     
  28. BulldawgMusclecars
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    Glad to hear you found another motor...already looking forward to the next video!
     
  29. brewster55
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    love this car.

    gives me inspiration i need.
     
  30. Rob Kozak
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