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Recap of the trying transformation of my 66 Biscayne
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So now the 66 is sitting without a BBC and I own a not so cheap 454 boat anchor.  I set off on a quest for a BBC moderately priced and I was open to a 427, 454, 496.  The only requirement for me now was I wanted this one to run on pump gas.

During this time, all the AutoMeter guages & tach were installed.  Also, a B&M Pro Shifter.

A couple weeks later, I found an ad for a fresh 468 built by a known engine builder in Lansing, MI.  The motor was built for a Camaro.  Within a year or so, this gentleman passed and the Camaro & 468 BBC were sold by his widow to his friend.  The friend eventually sold the Camaro and the 468 sat on a motor stand in his garage.  He had all the paperwork on the motor build but it had been years since assembly.  I do admit to being a fan of the unusual and this motor hooked me as it had a dual 4 bbl setup.

I took my trailer over and bought the 468 along with some parts I would not need.  It came with headers for a chevelle or Camaro and of course I had all front of the motor components.  My failed motor had a single plane intake and Demon carb.  I choose to go with the dual plane 2 - 4bbl setup.

New motor was installed and fired up.  After the first install, I trailered the 66 up to an exhaust shop and had dual 3" exhaust installed back to the differential, pair of wide open mufflers.  So far so good.  Drove the car home and other than some difficulty with the B&M Pro shifter, put it in the storage building until spring.  I ordered Wheel Vintiques, 14x6 front and 15x8 rear.  The guys painted them body color and I will buy new tires in the spring.  I want something 28-30" tall as the 4:10 is pretty steep.



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Sounds like you turned lemons into lemonade! Motor looks awesome in there. Hope it runs as good as it looks.

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Agreed. This motor sounds like a good one.

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Hopefully you will enjoy many years and miles on this one! Love the 2x4’s under the hood!

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