BBC in 79 El camino

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Feb 13, 2018
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I'm thinking of putting a 402 in my 79 El Camino would it be the same as putting in a 454?
 
TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Yep
 
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pagrunt

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The 396, 402, 427, 454, 502, 572 BBC's all fit the same. Even tall deck 366 & 427 fit but who wants those truck engines.
 
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bracketchev1221

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Jan 18, 2018
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Did not that. Always thought it was a regular deck block.
Yeah, not sure why they did that. Doesn't make it impossible to install, but does add extra pain in the butt to use one. I'm not sure how raised the exhaust ports are in those heads to add to the .400 taller deck. POSSIBLY if they are stock port heads it would be the same as using a raised port head on a short deck block.
 
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TURNA

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Tall decks are awesome I will take them all

People toss them out " Oh there garbage" yep sure are gimmie gimmie

Free 427 steel cranks thank you!!!!!
 
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565bbchevy

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POSSIBLY if they are stock port heads it would be the same as using a raised port head on a short deck block.
You have to remember they are not only taller it also moves the heads outward which can create issues.
 

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