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    bbc vs. sbc

    i have a problem. i have a 454 and a 350 but i don't know which a should build up any suggestions?

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    BIG-BLOCK. of course I never really did like small blocks. Yes it's more expensive parts wise but power to $ is cheaper. Big blocks are also heavier, so you would need stiffer front springs. If you do it right, big blocks will live longer mostly b/c you can run a taller gear and turn them at a lower rpm.

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    thanks cause alot of my friends told me a would be dumb to waste my time on the big block but they're all small block and nothing but haha and do you know much about transmissions

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    You couldnt pay me to build a big block...

    Everybody has their own preference though.

    To me, Small blocks are for Racing and Big blocks are for Towing.

    Just my .02
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    I have ran both and liked both. I can take the same amount of money and make a bbc faster than a sbc but I have heard people say just the opposite. It all depends on what YOU want not us or your friends. I will probably not build any more small blocks due to the fact that I love those cubic inches

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    I ran small blocks for years and loved em. Bigger is better though. Outran a bunch of supposedly "900 hp" bigblocks with my 550hp 406.........anyway, IMO, up to 550-600hp, a sbc is the way to go and expense is about the same. Beyond that, I'd go bigblock. Way easier to make power and probably cheaper in the long run.
    Like I said, I've been a sbc fan forever but got the chance to buy a low run RM522 from a buddy of mine a couple of years ago. Wow! Compared to a small block, it just pulls and pulls and pulls........all the way to the stripe and beyond! I won't go back to a sbc unless I build another FED. Then maybe.......
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    SMALL BLOCK CHEVY----5 TO 6 THOUSAND
    BLOWER SET UP--------3 TO 5 THOUSAND
    SMALL BLOCK WITH BLOWER---PRICELESS
    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***GOD BLESS AMERICA******

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    imo, some part's are cheaper for small block's, and they are light if you are concerned with weight, that being said, big block is the ticket, gotta have those cube's. jmo

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    Re: reply

    Quote Originally Posted by txhunter69
    thanks cause alot of my friends told me a would be dumb to waste my time on the big block but they're all small block and nothing but haha and do you know much about transmissions
    your friends are stupid.

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    maybe ur just stupid tod


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