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Old 03-26-2015, 03:53 PM   #11
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:42 PM   #12
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ahh i see, i like its look but would rather not run into impossible parts to find, although i do love a challenge =P but i have dealt with that before on my bug and it turns into a really sucky process real fast when a part is just nowhere to be found. Thanks for all the info! I will continue the look with all of that in mind =)
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:44 PM   #13
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ah i found the older post that had more info on it.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:06 PM   #14
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #15
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To my knowledge Chevy didn't make a 450............The venerable 454..........of course and the 427............Interestingly they did make the 427TD "tall Deck" that was used in a lot of school bus applications................As to the OP and the topic that began this thread: All up to you. The claim one poster made regard 2000 grand for a carb and a tuneup is just way off the mark.........points, plugs, condenser, and maybe a new set of HT wires for less than a Hundred bucks................. All that aside I'd put consideration for that bus where the sun don't shine...............there's far better alternatives out there. As to the Detroit 8.2........I wouldn't put a penny into it. Drive it until the heads walk off into the belts.............and throughout ownership keep my eyes open for a drop in when it dies. Personally I'd keep my eyes open for a CAT turbo in the battle of the boat anchors............LOL............but the CAT in my opinion is a far Superior engine to that 8.2............and treated correctly.............will be a reliable engine just don't over-rev them..............turbo would give you 250HP.............and that CAT will come damn close to dropping right in there
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