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Old 01-26-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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Big Blocks for show

Brent319's post on craigslist finds reminded me of this.........
Those motors look cool for sure but performance wise......keep em. Watch the latest Roadkill. I'll keep my LS motors.

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:05 AM   #2
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Cool show thanks for posting
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I'm on my second z06, but neither car has (had) the sheer acceleration of a factory 502 bb.

Change the heads/cam on the 502 and 500hp --> 700hp. Also, it's an easy swap in a c3.
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Cool show thanks for Sharing. I love my LS AND I Wouldn't trade it for a big block either, but I sure like a built big block as well.

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:18 PM   #6
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That's my favorite Youtube show. My buddies and I want to do our own adventures...but we haven't yet. We will try and hit power tour in Norwalk this year with my wait for it wait for it....Mustang. My Vette is not nearly done.
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You guys can have them LS Ill take all the Big Blocks. Im to old to be thinking I need a laptop to tune my car and a computer to tell me what went wrong.
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I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
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You guys can have them LS Ill take all the Big Blocks. Im to old to be thinking I need a laptop to tune my car and a computer to tell me what went wrong.
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I liked the show you linked too, and theres zero doubt a LS based engine can produce impressive power, but because I build easily 8-9 big blocks for every other engine design I build (INCLUDING SMALL BLOCKS) I have a bit different perspective and Id point out that if your willing to spend some cash the big block engine has a great deal of research already done,and parts availability and while 700hp is impressive its certainly not even approaching what a properly build big block can provide.
keep in mind that for street use anything much over about 1 hp for every 6 lbs of car weight will require a great deal of suspension and drive train mods to remain semi street-able,and if you stick a couple turbos , on a properly built big block, and use E85 as fuel, you can make absurd power levels

http://www.carcraft.com/featuredvehi...g_block_chevy/

http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...g_block_chevy/
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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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That show was fun to watch.
I thought the totally unscientific results of this jalopnik article were interning.

http://jalopnik.com/the-10-best-engi...ium=socialflow

I totally understand the lust over a big block and that is why I thought the Craig's list find was cool. For what I want to do the ls works out better. Good mileage, good power, and most of all it was sitting in my car when I bought it. :-)

There is no wrong answer here. Just what is right for you and I hope we are all able to get what we want.

Bug: are you going to be on the power tour when it comes through Iowa?
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:49 PM   #11
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Not Iowa My buddies and I were hoping to make the stop in Norwalk. We are across the river from Detroit Iowa is on my bucket list though.
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hey bug just wondering if you got my pm`s??
if not you can hit me up here
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give me a fat rat anyway. those ls motors are pretty good but they are ugly! and when one of your sensors goes bad i will call the tow truck for you.
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Actually the modern motors are easy to work on because of the sensors, retrieve the trouble code and youre on your way to fixing the problem. The modern motors arent bad to look at if you take the time to dress it it up, just like any other motor. I've seen some pretty nice looking LS motors.

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Actually the modern motors are easy to work on because of the sensors, retrieve the trouble code and youre on your way to fixing the problem. The modern motors arent bad to look at if you take the time to dress it it up, just like any other motor. I've seen some pretty nice looking LS motors.

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Guess you have never had a newer engine that ran, poorly but never gave a CEL.
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