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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Coxe454, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Coxe454

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    Building a 23-t in honor of the LSU tigers. T bought it from a local guy in Baton Rouge who claimed it won an award at sema. I cannot confirm or deny this claim but before he passed he tore it apart to redo it and just never did.
    I’ve had it for about 6 months and so far it’s coming along.
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    lokar shifter
    Fresh purple and gold powder coated frame and suspension
    New coil over shocks
    more to come as soon as I can save some more money!!!
     
  2. Spanky

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    Welcome! Sounds like you've got the raw material for a real fun T-bucket. Just curious . . . where does the 454 in your handle come from?
     
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    Welcome from Ocala, Florida.
     
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    Welcome from Oklahoma.
     
  5. Coxe454

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    My dad raced flat bottom boats in the 70s 80s and 90s they built 427 and 454 big blocks Chevys. Growing up around that and when my dad passed he left me his shop and 6 454 short blocks so The plan was to put a big block in every car I build but money.... haha so 383 is the best I can do right now
     
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    Well, that's cool. You and Island Girl can swap boat stories, since I think flat bottom boat racing is in her past as well. (Got your ears on, Darlene?)
     
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    Indeed I do . . . .

    Hard to beat the sound of a blown big block
     
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    Back in the olden days (1968), my friend had a '68 Camero. 396/ 375 HP. 4 speed. No blower. It had a nice set of headers and glass pack mufflers. Sounded great when he got on it!
    Even a nicely built small block can sound good if it's put together correctly!
     
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    I need a big block in my life. My dad had a camper with a 454 in it. He was supposed to give me first dibs on it but he sold the camper to someone else. I guess he didn't think I was serious.
     
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    Welcome from the frozen tundra (Wisconsin);)
     
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    Welcome from Stockton , California.
     
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    No worries. In a T bucket a 383 will give you all the "go" you need! Trust me . . . ;)
     
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    Even a built 283 will give you all you need!
     
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    If there were T buckets on the water . . . .

    Mine would have to look run and look like this . . . .

     
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    Damn! I’m sure there’s no 283’s in those things!
     
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    That is so cool! I want one!
     
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    Lets go for a ride !

    I understand you do not lift completely off the gas when you are at speed, is that right?
     






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