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Post  toytroy on March 1st 2013, 4:25 pm

I have a 89 lx 'vert with a 5.0. The car was givin to me awhile back ago. The car runs and drives perfect but, I have a 460 out of a 87 f250 and a c6 transmission. I want to make a moddest (for big blocks) 375-400hp and over 400tq to the wheels. I feel it would be easier to do so and cheaper with a bbf and have a lot more room to grow if ever decided. I'm not too formillier with bbf. What I'm wanting to do with the car is have a bracket racer that I can drive to and from the track. What I would like to know, would dove heads, decent cam, decent alum I M and carb with good headers extra get me there or will I have to more? Would the swap be worth it?

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Post  badcoupe on March 1st 2013, 4:35 pm

With the cylinder heads and manifolds and cam's today I wouldn't do it ....that bbf will add 300#s ....just my opinion

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Post  dfree383 on March 6th 2013, 8:55 am

For your very modest goals the small block will meet them just fine and be alot cheaper and less envasive to the car.
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Post  bigblockfox83 on March 28th 2013, 11:19 pm

i agree a small block with a good head and cam combo would be the way to go, although i went with the bbf in mine and the torque is hard to beat. i love being able to rip on it at 30mph and still lay tracks. mine makes about 375hp and 500tq but im getting to where i want to up the power. the swap is easy the hardest part is getting an adaquate cooling system thats reliable on the street. youre forced to run an electric fan and i hate them. id much rather have a clutch fan thats always on.

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Post  Mark Miller on March 30th 2013, 12:00 am

bigblockfox83 wrote:i agree a small block with a good head and cam combo would be the way to go, although i went with the bbf in mine and the torque is hard to beat. i love being able to rip on it at 30mph and still lay tracks. mine makes about 375hp and 500tq but im getting to where i want to up the power. the swap is easy the hardest part is getting an adaquate cooling system thats reliable on the street. youre forced to run an electric fan and i hate them. id much rather have a clutch fan thats always on.

I have a water pump driven plastic fan on my car,it's tight but can be done.I could e-mail pictures if you're interested.

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Post  bigblockfox83 on March 30th 2013, 11:18 pm

i would love to see pics of that belt driven fan. my email is pushrodpower@yahoo.com. thanks. do you have a lowered k member tho?

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Post  Mark Miller on March 31st 2013, 1:24 am

bigblockfox83 wrote:i would love to see pics of that belt driven fan. my email is pushrodpower@yahoo.com. thanks. do you have a lowered k member tho?

Pictures sent,let me know if you got them.

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