Chevy 454 Motor - First Ever Startup

A video of a freshly built 500+ Hp Chevy 454 big block motor being started for the first time. The motor was started on an engine stand to identify any issues before bringing the motor to the Dyno shop.

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1977 Chevy C-10 SWB 454 Big Block Project Truck Idle and rev
Skip to 1:04 for photos and to 1:45 for video. Thanks. This is a short walk around of my project 1977 Chevy C10 SWB pickup. It is equipped with a very strong running 454 engine. It needs the Exhaust installed as it is currently only has open headers and the collectors are spinning when its running (you can hear it in the video) .





750HP 454 CHEVY ENGINE START UP ON GROUND*HOT RAT ROD ENGINE*CRAZY INSANE CAM EXHAUST * NASTY
This is the 454 LS-7 Big Block Chevy I have owned since '91. Stock bore, steel "990" heads, .710 lift Comp Solid Roller Cam, Brodix aluminum ported intake, 1350 cfm Holley Dominator, Comp. Hooker Headers. These motors come from the factory with 12.5 pistons, steel crank, 4-bolt mains, and the best of everything. The most "Bullet Proof" engine GM ever made. We rev it to 7000 rpm every shift. Best time was 9.78 @ 137mph in 1/4 and 6.16 @ 112mph in 1/8 mile. 3000 lb. car with driver. "Foot Breakin', NO electronics at all. No trans brake.





Chevy Big Block 454 Engine Starting
I recently built this 454. It is mostly stock with the exception of Eagle 4 bolt main cap conversion and ARP studs. Some of the internals include GM 8:1 pistons on 3/8 rods, GM cast crank, .030 bore, GM/Mercruiser cam (same as used in 454/330hp Merc. engine), double roller timing set, and small oval port heads with bronze guides. Everything in the engine is brand new and as I said in the video, it would make a sweet street rod, pickup, boat or even garden tractor engine.





Firing up A Brand New Chevy 409 Engine
My dad and I built a Chevy 409ci engine, and we fired it up for the first time today. It has a roller camshaft and valve train setup, so it didn't need the always worrysome break in procedure that a flat tappet engine requires. This video is from the second time we ran it, as we had to shut it down on the first try, due to a coolant leak. All of the smoke is from the anti-freeze on the headers, and the fact that they're brand new headers. Here's a spec list on the engine: 1963 Chevrolet 409 block (stock bore) 1961 409 forged crankshaft Stock connecting rods 1963 high performance forged pistons 11:1 compression ratio Clevite bearings Hastings rings Felpro Gaskets ARP Main Studs, Rod Bolts, Head bolts, and accessory bolts Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum cylinder heads Comp Cams hydraulic roller 236/242 duration at .050-inch lift, .578/.593 max lift, 110 LSA Comp Cams roller lifters, pushrods, Comp Ultra Pro Magnum 1.7:1 rocker arms Edelbrock Performer RPM dual quad intake with dual 500cfm four-barrel carburetors Edelbrock as-cast finned aluminum valve covers (air cleaner not pictured) Edelbrock aluminum water pump Pertronix billet distributor, coil and plug wires Hooker 1-7/8-inch Super Competition headers Engine break-in and initial tuning is being performed on a home-made engine run in stand, complete with a battery, fuel supply and cooling system. Stay tuned for more videos on this engine, as we tune it, in preparation for some Dyno time.




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