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    Default Bbc vs bbf

    i have a bbc and a friend of mine has a bbf. we alway go back and forth on why one is better then the other. i would like to hear some other opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwind011 View Post
    i have a bbc and a friend of mine has a bbf. we alway go back and forth on why one is better then the other. i would like to hear some other opinions.

    They both absolutely rock when built right. Everyones a winner in this game.

    It is easier to Marinize a BBC, but I seems the BBF has an edge right now in the HP per cube / dollar.

    Kaase would be an example of a guy getting a lot of HP per dollar with a great hp/torque curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Dave View Post
    They both absolutely rock when built right. Everyones a winner in this game.

    It is easier to Marinize a BBC, but I seems the BBF has an edge right now in the HP per cube / dollar.

    Kaase would be an example of a guy getting a lot of HP per dollar with a great hp/torque curve.

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    i was told that ford made a 4bolt main block is this true?

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    A 460 block

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    really i didnt think there was a 460 4bolt

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    Which ever route you decide to take you should end up happy. I am a BBC guy but when properly built both of them are just as good as the other. I have found BBC parts to be easier to find but if you are starting from scratch you shouldn't have a problem finding all the new Ford parts you need. I guess it just depends on which side you want to take in a BBC vs BBF discussion. I would have no problem running a Ford but choose the Chevy for now. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwind011 View Post
    i have a bbc and a friend of mine has a bbf. we alway go back and forth on why one is better then the other. i would like to hear some other opinions.
    Other than the Chevy being a little cheaper to build and better interchangability of parts, they are pretty much equal IMHO. GM has a little better valvetrain geometry (454 vs. 460) but the Ford's crank is superior...

    This debate has gone on for decades..Some folks bleed Chevy orange, while others Ford blue..................Old as the hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Dave View Post
    They both absolutely rock when built right. Everyones a winner in this game.

    It is easier to Marinize a BBC, but I seems the BBF has an edge right now in the HP per cube / dollar.

    Kaase would be an example of a guy getting a lot of HP per dollar with a great hp/torque curve.

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    What was his dollar per hp? Just curious because I know what mine was with the BBC. Interested if it was close or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwind011 View Post
    really i didnt think there was a 460 4bolt
    ??? 460 block strengthing just take a little "work"

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    PoTAYto....PoTAHto....

    It's all the same when built correctly IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Need4Speed77 View Post
    What was his dollar per hp? Just curious because I know what mine was with the BBC. Interested if it was close or not.
    Well the guy sells a bunch of different engines, but this one seems to be the most popular and Ive seen this setup a few times at havasu.

    http://www.jonkaaseracingengines.com...51-engine.html

    Lets see 800HP 740 lb/ft 520 cubic inches carbed. for 14.8K that'd be 18.5 hp dollar.

    <Ive got an Ilmor 710, and a SBC so I have no dog in this fight>

    Its more money to marinize, and parts are harder to find, but its a fine mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    ??? 460 block strengthing just take a little "work"
    whats done to it, my friend is getting ready rebuil his 460

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Dave View Post
    Well the guy sells a bunch of different engines, but this one seems to be the most popular and Ive seen this setup a few times at havasu.

    http://www.jonkaaseracingengines.com...51-engine.html

    Lets see 800HP 740 lb/ft 520 cubic inches carbed. for 14.8K that'd be 18.5 hp dollar.

    <Ive got an Ilmor 710, and a SBC so I have no dog in this fight>

    Its more money to marinize, and parts are harder to find, but its a fine mill.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    ??? 460 block strengthing just take a little "work"
    What the hell?
    Howards rods and a flat windage tray. Leading edge technology, right there.
    99% of the BB Fords running are plenty strong with the two bolt mains. The crank has a 3" main journal!
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