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Old 05-31-2012, 10:09:48 AM   #1
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1971 Camaro RS/SS Rebuild

I am acquiring a '71 Camaro RS/SS from a family member in the next few days that has been a project of his for the last 15 years. He has lost interest in the project and is giving it to me. I know the car is setup for a big block and was curious what everyone's opinion for big blocks is such as what size should i be looking at. I dont know a lot about big blocks, have worked a lot with SBC's before but am interested in the thought of doing a 454 in this one. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Just an FYI the car has been stripped long ago and it is not my intention of making this back to factory specs. I am going to do the build as kind of a resto-mod with my grandfather.

Thanks for any input.!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:10:28 PM   #2
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BB is a great choice.My car had long been stripped of everything too,so,nothing original going on there either.It kind of frees you up when you get something thats like that.You can do whatever you want.Gas is expensive though,lol.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:04:32 PM   #3
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if its set up for the big block and 396 (402) 427 or 454 would be just fine depending on your budget. i know you will get different opinions but my vote is big block. I would go 454 with stock dress, cheap and plenty of power.
see how nice they fit ::::
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:54:57 PM   #4
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My vote goes to the Big Block, Like the old saying "There is no replacement for displacement"
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:11:03 PM   #5
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if its set up for the big block and 396 (402) 427 or 454 would be just fine depending on your budget. i know you will get different opinions but my vote is big block. I would go 454 with stock dress, cheap and plenty of power.
see how nice they fit ::::
There is no room in there! lol
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