jdub396 Posted September 23, 2005 Report Share Posted September 23, 2005 What’s your opinion… Have a 69 Chevelle SS 396, and planning on ground up restoration. The car will be pretty “modern”, meaning 18” wheels, 4 wheel discs, Hotchkis, ext… Now for the powerplant, I’m torn. I have the original motor sitting in my loft if I ever decide to put her back original, but for now I’m looking for something else. My goal is 600-700 HP oozing reliably. The original plan was to stay with the big block w/ big cubes, maybe 572?? It’d be nice to have AL block (I want the thing to handle like my 96 Impala SS), but I an’t got the bank for that!! But lately I’ve been toying with the idea of a twin turbo LS1 motor….maybe even stroke/bore it out to 396ci, just for name sakes??? I could still reach 600 HP, and bolt up a 6-speed allot cheaper, not to mention the weight save!! Not sure if there has been many guys do this with a full frame car, but if you have, let me know how it went!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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