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Offline 1976Scottsdale

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Tall Deck Engines
« on: September 30, 2006, 12:04:00 AM »
I will be installing a granny 4 speed (SM465) and NP205 transfer case in my truck once I get back from tech school.  I will also be removing the engine at the same time.  I have found and old 366 chevrolet Tall Deck engine from a bus at a local salvage yard.  I can get it for about $200.00.  I am trying to build a decent truck for towing and pulling heavy loads.  Would this engine be a good choice?  396's, 402's, 427's, and 454's are getting hard to find around here, otherwise I would use one of them.


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Re: Tall Deck Engines
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 06:45:00 AM »
Sure why not? It's a pretty rare engine to see in one of these trucks too which makes it unique.

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Re: Tall Deck Engines
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 08:02:00 AM »
Most people think that they are useless because they do not rap out very quickly or very high, but they have massive amounts of torque, which is what I want.


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Re: Tall Deck Engines
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2006, 09:08:00 AM »
Most people don't understand that RPMS don't necessarily = more power so the @#%$ with them.

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Re: Tall Deck Engines
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 02:14:00 PM »
If you are doing alot of pulling it would be a great motor.

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Re: Tall Deck Engines
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006, 10:15:00 PM »
Dad does not care for them and does not want one in his garage.  Can't blame him since I go to tech school next year anyway, oh well, the truck will sit here and I will fix it when I get back.  I may buy the engine anyway and store it at a buddy's house.