OK, well, the car is mine. It just has to be shipped from Nevada. Here are the first things I'm gonna do to it
*Headers with 3in(?) dual exhaust to open it up a bit
*Aluminum intake-most likely edelbrock
.....I heard there was some bracket or a compressor that would fit on this????
After all this is done, it'll probably be awhile for me to mess with the lower end. I'd prefer to get an engine core and work on that in the garage for my '71. What size heads came on the '71 472? Just wondering. Here are some pics of the 1976 I just bought. What a beauty....
Great looking car. Isn't there some way you can get an A/C compressor on the Edelbrock? Some small one with a custom back bracket or something like that? I am almost certain it was discussed on here nto too long ago. I'm just curious. In my opinion you should definitly modify the stock intake.
I've thought about modifying the stock, but I'd rather just buy the Edelbrock. I don't have any tools and have no idea on how to cut the center of the original intake. And I also thought I heard something about a compressor fitting the Edelbrock. What size pipes should I run on the stock 500? I was thinking of just going 3in duals, but is that too much on a stock motor? Oh, and I'll throw on some headers with the exhaust...
Automobile(s): 1995 ETC, 75 Deville, Cad500 powered 73 Apollo, 94 Mark VIII
Re: MPG-Crate Engine
3" duals is a bit much for a stock engine. Unfortunately the BBC Monte Carlo headers that are probably the easiest/cheapest option for headers on these cars are way too big (either 2 or 2 1/8" primaries, 3 1/2" collectors) for the stock engine. This just gives me an excuse to squeeze more power out of the engine though...