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Old 02-25-2013, 12:12 PM
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My 427 has arrived from the states,will pick it up in Sydney tomorrow.Will put it in this weekend and bolt the 4 speed 700 to it next weekend and have it running.Looking forward to see what this combo does,will be able to post some pics soon.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:17 PM
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Hey Moose good luck with the install. Is the 427 a big block or small? Gm Crate?
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How's the install goin? Is the car set up for a big lock or are you replacing a sbc?
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It is a small block,550 hp with 480t so it should push the old girl along ok.
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Can't wait to see it!! Take some pictures while you do the swap and post them for us!
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:20 PM
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No worries adam
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How did you get a name like Moose, there's no moose in auzzyland. I have a bunch of buds running the world products 427 and if thats the block you got, your in for a hole bunch of ear to ear smiles. 550 hp in a vehicle that weights as little as a new ford focus st ,giddy up!
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:53 PM
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G'day rodger,no moose down here your right! Just the nickname i inherited from my mates.it is a dart block with edelbrock heads,i pulled the original 350 out and built a 383 for it and it had world heads on that motor but just did not "giddy up" as much as i wanted so i sold it and brought the 427.
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how much did that run ya? im in the middle of building a 383 that the shop said should make about 550hp too so i was just wondering?
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G'day, Moose,
I am jealous already of this new motor. Sounds awesome. When you have nothing else to do, when you are wrapped up with it, please post the specs. It's always nice to read tech stuff. Get to it ! It should rotate the earth when you go to full chat.

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G'day drew,i spent about $5500 on that engine and it did get up and go but..........long story so here goes.stuffed around with it for 12 months as it just did not run right and was about 80-100 horse short of what it should have produced.brand new engine, headers,and exhaust but was like it had a spud up the exhaust and had me stumped.spotted the 427 and said bugger it ill buy it,so when i pulled the 383 i found the problem.when the exhaust shop mounted the engine pipes to the headers (and anyone who knows the importance of this will shake their heads) they simply slid the mounting rings down the engine pipes until they got the right length and welded them on.they then slid the protruding engine pipes up into the collectors!! (hope this is making sense) so the effect was that the angle it went in on actually blocked 2 of the header pipes which meant the exhaust gas had to go down the side of the pipe,hit the sealing ring do a 180 and try and find its way back up and down the protruding engine pipe.can you imagine the back pressure i had? Unbelieveable an exhaust shop did that.
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Good to see your picking up the lingo james! Will be happy to post the specs for ya.i imagine it will get along ok and where i live is out in the country so the overdrive 700 im fitting should work well.
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G'day drew,i spent about $5500 on that engine and it did get up and go but..........long story so here goes.stuffed around with it for 12 months as it just did not run right and was about 80-100 horse short of what it should have produced.brand new engine, headers,and exhaust but was like it had a spud up the exhaust and had me stumped.spotted the 427 and said bugger it ill buy it,so when i pulled the 383 i found the problem.when the exhaust shop mounted the engine pipes to the headers (and anyone who knows the importance of this will shake their heads) they simply slid the mounting rings down the engine pipes until they got the right length and welded them on.they then slid the protruding engine pipes up into the collectors!! (hope this is making sense) so the effect was that the angle it went in on actually blocked 2 of the header pipes which meant the exhaust gas had to go down the side of the pipe,hit the sealing ring do a 180 and try and find its way back up and down the protruding engine pipe.can you imagine the back pressure i had? Unbelieveable an exhaust shop did that.
Lol. Not to be callous, but i think that exhaust shops are the same, weather you are on the top or bottom of the planet=a few goons that know how to weld(barely sometimes) and get a job at an exhaust shop. I've had bad experiences with exhaust shops, but then again, i've had excellent experiences at exhaust shops that would make the race teams proud to use their stuff.

By the way, be sure to post the pics of your new motor UP-SIDE-DOWN so that us folks up top side can see them on our screens right side up!!
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Cheers jeff i'll be sure to do that! Makes you wonder what some people are thinking right? People make mistakes and that's fair enough,reminds us we are human.but to think a proffessional exhaust guy did that makes me wonder???????????
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Howdy from a fellow ozzy,sounds like youve had some dramas,but im sure the new combo will deffinetly keep your local tyre shop scratching their heads,and counting the profits lol...Sounds like a tough piece of work..Im jealous,a tad!...Pics please.
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