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  • Original 6 Cyl

    Votes: 16 2.3%
  • Original 8 Cyl

    Votes: 34 5.0%
  • Small Block 327

    Votes: 143 20.9%
  • Small Block 350

    Votes: 123 18.0%
  • Small Block 383

    Votes: 67 9.8%
  • Small Block 400

    Votes: 35 5.1%
  • Big Block 396

    Votes: 13 1.9%
  • Big Block 427

    Votes: 58 8.5%
  • Big Block 454

    Votes: 48 7.0%
  • Big Block 502 or Bigger

    Votes: 62 9.1%
  • 348 Chevy Engine

    Votes: 6 0.9%
  • 409 Chevy Engine

    Votes: 28 4.1%
  • 307 Chevy Engine

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • 302 Chevy Engine

    Votes: 16 2.3%
  • 305 Chevy Engine

    Votes: 3 0.4%
  • 283 Chevy engine

    Votes: 29 4.2%
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Thought that I would start a little poll. What would be your choice of engines if you could have any engine you wanted in your Trifive.

I know thier are other engines also in Trifives, but here are some to vote on.

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Hey Otis, I just voted for the original 8 cyl since that's what I have and I don't know anything out the others!
 

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I voted for the 427 .....A couple you left off the list that I think are really cool are the 348 and 409....That's what I'm looking for when I retro-rod my old truck.
 

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Hi Otis.

I voted for the 502 or bigger, nothing beats cubic!

i have always been afraid of the computer controlled engines with all that cables, but i think i found a company in California that use the marine application so all you have to do is hook up 5 cables, fuellines and waterhoses.
i sounds like something that even i can get together.

Take care!
 

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I've been looking at crate moters lately and I seem to looking at 350s and 383 stroker motors. I than look at my bank account and realize why I'm still looking.
 

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Hands down. LS7 small block 427.

The LS7's specifications are significant for a production engine:

  • 505 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
  • 475 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
  • 7000-rpm redline
  • Unique engine block with larger 104.8-mm (4.125-inch) bores and pressed-in cylinder liners
  • Forged steel crankshaft with 101.6-mm (4-inch) stroke
  • Titanium connecting rods
  • Cast aluminum flat-top pistons
  • Racing-derived CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads with titanium intake valves and sodium-filled exhaust valves
  • Dry-sump oiling system
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio
  • Camshaft with 15-mm (.591-inch) lift
  • Hydroformed exhaust headers with unique "quad flow" collector flanges.
All LS7 engines are assembled by hand at GM's new Performance Build Center in Wixom , Mich. The exacting standards to which they are built include deck-plate boring and honing of the cylinders and even crank line-boring of the block with the deck plates and side bolts installed - procedures normally associated with the building of racing engines and almost unheard of in a production-vehicle engine.

Corvette Engine Link
 

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Hey guys you left out the 305, just kidding just wanted to make you laugh!!! Actually I'm going to be putting a 427 in my 57 eventually until then I'm running a 327.
I have to admit I am VERY impressed with the new LS series engines, I have an LS1 in my 2000 Corvette FRC 345 HP and gets 30 MPG in 6th gear!! That's impressive!!! I'm also holding out for the LS9 Yes the new supercharged version of the LS7 that is supposed to come out in the newest Corvette called the Blue Devil. It's been rumored to be 700HP stock.
Dave
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Because I don't know any better....I'm voting for a blown big block. My opinion is nothing fill's the engine bay better or sounds quite like a big block. Santa.....are you listening?????? I am OK with my 1984 Corvette 350..for now!

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I added the additional engines

348 Chevy Engine
00%409 Chevy Engine
00%307 Chevy Engine
00%302 Chevy Engine
00%305 Chevy Engine
 

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283 270 HP with a set of 488:1 is a really really fun car to drive at the strip;) .
283 270 HP 45 minutes later with a set of 370:1 is pretty neat also:D .
 

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My fav is the ol' 327 small block. That is what I used in both of my 64 Impalas...
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I've always liked the 327/375 hp 12.5 to 1 forged trw's, the duntov 30/30 cam with solids and the 2.02 camelback heads. Fast spinning high revver.
 
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