I drove up to Oregon this weekend to pickup a new (new to me) boat. It is an aluminum boat built for rivers and whitewater. The guy I bought it from knew very little about boats. He told me he had no idea what kind of engine it had but his brother thought it was a 454. I had him send me a picture and it looked like a 454 in the picture. When I went to pick it up I noticed the paperwork said that is was a Chevy 502. I know small blocks more than anything but I have never worked on a BBC. Is there a difference that is visible from the outside? Is this something that is done to a 454 (bored and stroked) like a 383 is from a 350? Should I be scared?
Because of this purchase I have put my other project on hold. Really my wife got sick of me constantly working on the boat and not doing anything fun so she told me to buy a good one that works! (she is the best wife ever)