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#1 Mkrecu

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:25 AM

Hey guys was curious if anyone has a BBC write up. Picking up a L78 6.5L 396 BBC for my 78 208Z 2+2. Car had a SBC in it over the summer and i wasnt impressed. Stumbled across the 396 for a good price. Was wondering if anyone has done this swap or a similar one. Curious about fitment and clearance.

#2 skirkland1980

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:52 AM

I drove a nova with a 396. It was so slow. The engine is so heavy and the displacement is small for a big block so the torque isn't really available. Sure power improvements can be done but you still have all that extra weight.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:01 AM

Happen to know which 396 it was? This is the one that came in the SS396 chevelle. Highest option engine wise unless you opted for the aluminum heads on the same engine. This one is rated at 375hp and 400 something torque. Im trying to locate a complete small block but good god theres nothing in Chicago or illinois





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