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Old 05-01-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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i was just wondering if big block chevy could fit into a 96 camaro and if so what kind mods do you have to do.
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I have a friend that has a big block in a 94 camaro. He has a tubular k member and custom headers. It has motor plates to hold the motor in, but I think you can get the k member with the mounts on them. I believe it is an aje k member. Hope this helps, Josh
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I drove a big block 1995 Camaro around the block a couple years ago.....it was an evil handling, nose heavy car that might be ok for drag racing only. It was a loaded 502 with a th400 trans and a Curry 9" in the rear. It was nicely done but was just a crappy car with alot of torque.
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A birdie told me that the owner tony had one once.
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2455 hookers and a shitload of cutting to the stock k-member other than that its a pretty simple process
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2455 hookers and a shitload of cutting to the stock k-member other than that its a pretty simple process
I have done the exact same thing. As far as weight goes, with the proper weight reductions on the front half of the car you can get it back to small block levels.


Heres one of the threads on my project, the other is just a thread on my k-member and motor.
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=455433
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Drive a 427 LS7

NOT a BBC but I have to tell you...roll through the gears once yanking the shifter at 7,200 in every gear and you might foget about a Heavy BBC

Other then that GM did the first one about 13-14 years ago Very nice and you can buy most of the stuff.

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if you build it right then you can crank a bbc all day long at 7200

also have you done any research on the bbc swap for a 93-up camaro because 13-14 years ago would have been a hole different body style there bud
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if you build it right then you can crank a bbc all day long at 7200

also have you done any research on the bbc swap for a 93-up camaro because 13-14 years ago would have been a hole different body style there bud
The LS7 is lighter and faster then a BBC of the same CI and gets MUCH better MPG MUCH easier to swap in and MUCH easier to drive. Have I done Research? Every day.... Will a Huge CI BBC make more power? Sure CI means every thing. Then Again the Gen III/IV Engine is extremely effecent. I am seeing almost 600RWHP out of LS7 cars N/A modified correctly and they have not peaked yet!

Ball you fail math? 93 F-body came out in 92...it IS 2006 The Moss car was Originaly a LT1 car not a LS1 car. Hell it still has the LT1 hood on it!

I suppose if you can pick up an old BBC dirt cheap and completely hack up the 4th gen it should be able to get done for say $5k car included
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but consider the coin your gonna spend on LS7$$$$


old school BBC equals cheaper on every level...


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but consider the coin your gonna spend on LS7$$$$


old school BBC equals cheaper on every level...


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lol yeah i forgot to mention that part but still.


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In my mind you could go to an aluminum bbc and save a lot of weight, or am I mistaking.
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When you could get them they were selling from $14k and up. some in the $30k range for some reason

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In my mind you could go to an aluminum bbc and save a lot of weight, or am I mistaking.

sure you would save alot of weight, figure in the price for the block and see what you come up with, i cant speak to any of the current prices i wanna say the Brodix block was around 5 grand but im not 100% sure.
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Drive a 427 LS7
roll through the gears once yanking the shifter at 7,200 in every gear and you might foget about a Heavy BBC
The our BBC enjoyed being shifted closer the the 8k mark... It made over 800 hp on motor an easy 1100 on a single shot, and by the track numbers she was probably closer to the 1200 mark. The setup was under 12 grand...

Now how does the over priced 427 match up?

If you want fuel mileage, buy an import..

Now if you want a straight up bad **** that will be an easy fit, this is bang for the buck. We had intentions on building one of the nastiest nitrous small blocks and got side tracked on a turbo project.

Can ya say 1100 horse small block!!!!

http://racingjunk.com/post/632042/NE...-w-2-kits.html
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he he owned lol


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The our BBC enjoyed being shifted closer the the 8k mark... It made over 800 hp on motor an easy 1100 on a single shot, and by the track numbers she was probably closer to the 1200 mark. The setup was under 12 grand...

Now how does the over priced 427 match up?

If you want fuel mileage, buy an import..

Now if you want a straight up bad **** that will be an easy fit, this is bang for the buck. We had intentions on building one of the nastiest nitrous small blocks and got side tracked on a turbo project.

Can ya say 1100 horse small block!!!!

http://racingjunk.com/post/632042/NE...-w-2-kits.html



finaly some one that knows there **** chimed in thank you
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I bet it drove like a kitten on the street to didn't it To bad it only made 1100 on the juice. I can think of a few small blocks LT1s making that kind of power I seem to remember one Maxing a Dyno jet last winter

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The our BBC enjoyed being shifted closer the the 8k mark... It made over 800 hp on motor an easy 1100 on a single shot, and by the track numbers she was probably closer to the 1200 mark. The setup was under 12 grand...

Now how does the over priced 427 match up?

If you want fuel mileage, buy an import..

Now if you want a straight up bad **** that will be an easy fit, this is bang for the buck. We had intentions on building one of the nastiest nitrous small blocks and got side tracked on a turbo project.

Can ya say 1100 horse small block!!!!

http://racingjunk.com/post/632042/NE...-w-2-kits.html
Like I said, I am sure a dirt cheap fourth gen big block can be done for under 5K....

Thanks for Bailing Ball out...he needed it
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Any one got so info on were i can get a k member with or without brakets for midplate motor plate got a 509 bowtie block tall deck with dart pro 1 heads and lots more thanks matt
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