BBC horsepower help .

Old 10-11-2009, 03:16 PM
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Guys, I've got a chance to buy a 454 with a 30 over bore and oval port heads . The motor was machined several years ago and never run , it has been sealed and stored in a climate controlled building until about a year ago and is not sitting in the owners personal garage . The motor has stock crank , new unknown flat top pistons and I'm assuming stock rods .
Now I'm not a motor person so can you guys tell what it would take to make this a 600-650hp motor . Just in case anyone is wondering I can buy this motor for $1200 . Thanks
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:44 PM
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There are at least six 454 engines in the classifieds that are between $500 and $1250, one is a 1970 HP. So I'd say you might find a better deal. Ads: 1676263, 1678659, 1673872, 1673482, 1672845, and 1670876. I'm sure there are others. Maybe there is one near you.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:59 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the other motors but I still would like to know what it takes to build 600-650hp 454 ? Thanks
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:03 PM
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About 3500 to 4000.00 $.Give or take a NICKLE or 2?
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:25 PM
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if buying new 4000 if buying used far less ...

454 11:1 comp, 675/700 lift roller cam and even pro comp heads, with a 4150 950 gas carb would for sure get it there ..
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:23 PM
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$600

http://www.jegs.com/p/NOS/NOS-Big-Sh...49116/10002/-1
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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a corvette motor would get you there quicker :wink:
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by signsbyesa
a corvette motor would get you there quicker :wink:
If he were going to get a corvette motor then a 350 would suffice for a measly 600 HP
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