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    Talking 454 build

     



    Hey guys, i have a 79 454 out of a suburban(4 bolt, stock bore, 125000 miles), I'm going to build it for my 78 Chevy short bed for street and occasional strip usage. My goal is at least 500hp, would like to be closer to 600hp range but my budget isn't unlimited. I've build a few sbc's, this will be my first BB. I was wondering if anybody had an easy and inexpensive recipe for me to achieve my goal and tear up Woodward ave.:

    My plan was a balanced rotating assembly from scat or eagle for a 496,
    A big hyd roller cam set from comp or edelbrock,
    Not sure on heads.. might have to go cast iron for budget purposes

    If anybody has any tips or ideas.. you know what to do
    (i know this probably isn't the first post for a BB build but i was tired of searching) THANKS!!

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    your in Micigan---get ahold of Pat Macarthy

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    whats inexpensive ? to you ??

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    what do you consider "inexpensive"?

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    pat theirs info that i have found here re small block shev buildups re links to combination/packages . Have you ever seen a similar thing for the big block in your web travels?

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    with out saying any names there two guys that posted on here that can build /machine bbc and put a build together with parts and machine work....PACKAGE ..... hard to help if you do not know what the limit is on $$ as for things on the web .i do not look to much .i know how to build a bbc and the parts that fit and work the best
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    Yea thats what I'm looking for, the right parts that will give me the most bang for my buck.
    pretty much my limit is around 3 grand...

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    heads .roller cam . lifters .springs . crank mass pistons . rods . crank. all new parts? thats not much $$ .you can dump $600 in reworking stock heads thats machine work valves and roller spring s and still need head casting add $150.a set of iron eagles loaded are $1530 . so your looking at hyper pistons . I beam rods .cast steel crank $950. roller cam and lifters $580 then hot tank block. prep for 4.250 crank block .tru deck block bore with deck plates. with 4340steel crank H beam rods. srp pistons ring .bearings . $1800
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    Alright thanks for the input, now i have one more question concerning bb iron heads, like i said i have a 79 454 with stock truck heads.. so what would be a good set of iron heads to keep an eye out for?
    I just need some decent cheap heads to get me through this summer until i can save up for some nice TFS or brodix. Thanks

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    781 or 049 but they will need abit of work if you looking past 500 hp .a set of gm iron rect ports 990 or or 088

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    I have a set of 049 heads off my 454 BUT it is a 2 bolt main..
    Any problems with a 2 bolt main pushing 600hp?
    And how much does it usually cost to get a set of 049 heads with 2.19-1.88 valves and some porting and bowl work? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevster View Post
    I have a set of 049 heads off my 454 BUT it is a 2 bolt main..
    Any problems with a 2 bolt main pushing 600hp?
    And how much does it usually cost to get a set of 049 heads with 2.19-1.88 valves and some porting and bowl work? thanks
    no two bolts are ok .hard to say on heads what they need. you should go to your machine shop . i get $ 30 hot tank and mag $ 70 mill heads 140 valve job 4 angle on intake and full radius + one angle on EX and go in and bowl them out has well $125 .then its up to you for guilds iron is $128 or mag bronze as bronze is more money but a better guild for hp i feel . then cutting for PC seals and spring set$60 up so it not hard to put 600. in them or more
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    Alright thanks alot Pat, i appreciate all the help and tips
    I think I'm heading in the right direction now.

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