Baddest Big Blocks - Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode 328

  • Published on Oct 18, 2019
  • This time, we take a look at some of the baddest big-block V8 engines factory installed in Muscle Cars from The Brothers Collection.
    EP 124 - Chevrolet LS6 (1971 Corvette)
    EP 123 - Ford Boss 429 (1970 Boss 429 Mustang)
    EP 154 - Chrysler 426 Hemi (1968 Dodge Charger)
    EP 179 - Ford 427 Side Oiler (1967 Mustang)
    EP 184 - Buick 455 Stage 1 (1971 Buick GS Conv)
    EP 171 - BONUS: Pontiac RAIV (1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible)

    #BigBlock #musclecaroftheweek #427

    Baddest Big Blocks - Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode 328
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Comments • 289

  • Will the Man
    Will the Man 13 days ago

    Lot of great engines and cars. Ah of course there is also the L88.

  • Danny Mathis
    Danny Mathis 18 days ago

    Bring on the small blocks.

  • Garrison Nichols
    Garrison Nichols Month ago

    I think the buick 455 stage 1 was the most streetable of this list. It had the most torque. Also it probably runs the best for getting around town every day use.

  • Garrison Nichols
    Garrison Nichols Month ago

    Top 5 small block muscle car engines. Chevy LT1 350 and 327 L79 Ford 351 Cleveland Mopar 340 Oldsmobile W31 350

  • crazy burkey
    crazy burkey Month ago

    Should do something on the AMC 290.

  • Chevy Chase
    Chevy Chase Month ago

    Is the 69 Pontiac GTO the only GTO with special components?

  • superbirden57
    superbirden57 Month ago

    Over square Big Blocks were ... rare? I think not.

  • Sam Moore
    Sam Moore Month ago +1

    Why no mention of the Pontiac SD455?

  • Kain Ariylius
    Kain Ariylius Month ago

    You should do an episode of underappreciated big blocks and how they are the budget man's go to that isn't a small block.

  • gumballer133
    gumballer133 Month ago

    I'm a big block guy for sure, but nowadays it really helps to have over 500cubes to be competitive racing. Obviously it wouldn't be stock , but a good percentage of cars raced are not factory, whether it be on the street or track.

  • coupefive0h
    coupefive0h Month ago

    The 440 Mopar should have been mentioned. But oh well.

  • charlotte quillen
    charlotte quillen Month ago +1

    great video alright... but theres also short-blocks, long-blocks, y-blocks, tall-blocks, raised blocks and truck blocks, theres reinforced blocks, high-nickel content blocks, diesel blocks and 4-bolt main blocks, cast iron and aluminum blocks...then theres bare-blocks and cracked blocks and blocks with a rod thru the side, the kings are the supercharged diesel pull-tractors that..."THROW" entire blocks... and of course theres always holleys metering blocks etc etc etc. drive em too fast around the po-po, you,ll be in a cell-block, but the day always seems to come when either they put em up on blocks or its the auction block.

  • Darrell Somers
    Darrell Somers Month ago

    396 only engine 400 cubic inch or less that made 425 hp and with one carb

  • Ronnie Boucher
    Ronnie Boucher Month ago +1

    do a show on exotic small blocks 327 - 289 - experimental buick and other development engines under 350 ci ! older or early special 283 - even indy small block ford ! = so thanks for the great show and keep em coming !

  • Joseph Walsh
    Joseph Walsh Month ago +1

    RamAir IV 400 is a cool small block....where's the Pontiac 455 Super Duty?

  • James Ward
    James Ward Month ago

    Sorry Kevin but Over square is common in Big Blocks. The 429 Ford is way oversquare.

  • T U
    T U Month ago

    Boss 302 Small Block on the next episode please. Thank you in advance

  • joey jenks
    joey jenks Month ago +2

    Wow nice, Good information, I can't wait till you go over with the small blocks, the 289,327,350,340 ect , Thank you I really enjoyed this from Joey in Honolulu ,Hawaii , Aloha 😎

  • James
    James Month ago +1

    I always believed BUICK engines were neither big or small block, same as OLDSMOBILE

  • John Cronin
    John Cronin Month ago +1

    Hands down, take the 427 side Oiler Ford over all

  • Malachi Stephenson
    Malachi Stephenson Month ago

    Chevy: makes a big block
    Also chevy: revs it to 10,000RPM

  • Robert Erickson
    Robert Erickson Month ago

    I really miss the
    ( REAL MUSCLE ) Cars from the 60s to the early 70s, those were the days. My Dad loved big V8/ 4 speed cars, so I grew up being obsessed with the rumble and tire smoke. 75% of the guys I grew up with knew the difference between big block and small block...whatever badge it carried. It was a whole different time back then tho. I see a lot of the young kids today bolting plastic wings to the trunk lid, throwing a fart can muffler on their cars, then redlining their 4 cylinder around like they just left the set of the fast and ferocious. I guess they're trying to hot rod what's available, but makes me chuckle a bit.

  • John Coleman
    John Coleman Month ago

    We definitely need a legendary small block episode!!!!!!

  • alex hofmanm
    alex hofmanm Month ago

    close your eyes and think of Ron Swanson

  • Sharon Stosic
    Sharon Stosic Month ago

    Real cars with real engines
    ! Not like the new cars these days that sound like my sewing machine

  • James Glacken
    James Glacken Month ago +1

    No mention of Olds?

  • Dave Calvo
    Dave Calvo Month ago +1

    Glad you tossed the 400 RAM AiR IV, that engine was impressive to say the least and made well over the listed 370hp claimed by the factory. In fact most made over 400HP

  • Joseph McPherson
    Joseph McPherson Month ago +2

    Awesome video... but I need some 440 Mopar! Underappreciated as a redlight champ and for having the sweetest rumble ever to come off an assembly line!

  • John Hobson
    John Hobson Month ago +1

    Super Duty Pontiac 455. Enough said.

  • StevieDee
    StevieDee Month ago

    How could you be a muscle car guy and not know what a big block and small block is lol

  • Eric Kort
    Eric Kort Month ago +1

    66 FAIRLANE 428 7 litre

  • Viking Power
    Viking Power Month ago +2

    You forgot a Ford legend, the rare but hugely powerful SOHC 427 Cammer from the factory with 2X4 barrel's it produces 700 horsepower.

    • CC Ryder
      CC Ryder Month ago

      Real rare, I never seen one back in the day other then nascar, or should I say stock car, Lol.

  • Patrick Potter
    Patrick Potter Month ago +1

    bought an LS-6 454 crate motor in 71. dropped it into my 66 SS chevelle. left the 396 emblems on(oops)
    paid $795 for that monster. won a few street races now & again.

  • Scott Rasmussen
    Scott Rasmussen Month ago

    Great episode! Yes, please do a show on small blocks.

  • Gill Silva
    Gill Silva Month ago +1

    The ZL1 Camaro had more horsepower than all those vehicles listed 427 all aluminum claimed 450 horse but we all know it was more like 550

  • Michael B.
    Michael B. Month ago +2

    Its hard to put em all in there Olds 455 is torque monster. The caddy 500 is a big oem beast.

  • Quincee 33
    Quincee 33 Month ago

    Was AMC's 390 considered a Big Block ?

  • Jeremy Elmore
    Jeremy Elmore Month ago +1

    Sorry everyone, but my 3.5 hp Briggs and Stratton lawnmower will blow all these big block cars off the road.

  • Kevin Kendall
    Kevin Kendall Month ago

    Think he called the black Buick a GSX,maybe not but beautiful loaded car,even had cruise control

  • john luff
    john luff Month ago +3

    The 440 wedge was the workhorse big block for Mopar. Thousands of these engines dominated the streets. Hemi engines were rare on the street.

    • CC Ryder
      CC Ryder Month ago

      Saturday night hemi killer, but it had its hands full with the buick 455 if it ever ran accross one, kinda rare back then.

  • andy n
    andy n Month ago +2

    This collection is not complete without mentioning aw30 455 Oldsmobile motor I consider this a work in progress 💪

  • what dafuq
    what dafuq Month ago

    I had a 440 a skullet a Pabst in the 80's

  • Painkiller Jones
    Painkiller Jones Month ago

    So I buy this '69 Delta 88 w/a 455. I take the breather off, and there's a 2 barrel carb on the damn thing!!! I didn't even know they put 2 barrels on those things!! Looked kinda lonely, sitting there in the middle of an intake manifold on top of a big block. Like it was in a desert.

  • m schiffel
    m schiffel Month ago

    No 383/440 Mopars or Oldsmobile 455s? Boo-Hiss !

  • Ro Jo
    Ro Jo Month ago +1

    What is the difference between a Windsor and a Cleveland?

    • Erik Hansen
      Erik Hansen Month ago

      Cleveland is a big-block my ass. Not in this or any other reality. Also, Clevelands had canted-valve heads. Windsors had inline valves

    • wysetech2000
      wysetech2000 Month ago +1

      @10susan10 That was a great explanation.

    • 10susan10
      10susan10 Month ago +1

      Ro Jo - Actually the Windsor was built at the Windsor, Ontario CA plant and the Cleveland was made at the Cleveland, OH plant to start.
      Windsor valve covers have 6 bolts. Cleveland 8 bolts. Windsor fuel pump has horizontal bolts and the Cleveland vertical bolts.
      Windsor 351W is 25" wide Cleveland is 25.5" width
      Windsor 351W is 29" long Cleveland is 29.5" long
      Windsor 351W is 29" high Cleveland is 29.5" high
      Cleveland weighs 25# more than a Windsor.
      Windsor deck height is 9.4" Cleveland is 9.2"
      Windsor is considered in the small block family of 221 to 302 CID. Cleveland is NOT a big block but part of the 335 family .
      Ford big blocks are all 27"+ wide and over 30" tall.

    • Ro Jo
      Ro Jo Month ago

      @Kevin Kendall thank you, I've heard all kinds of wrong info, like one is aluminum the other is cast iron, one is a racing engine, one is a street engine, someone says one thing, then someone else says the reverse of what the first guy says.

    • Kevin Kendall
      Kevin Kendall Month ago

      Windsor is a small block,Cleveland a big block

  • qwertyaye
    qwertyaye Month ago

    This video gets a like just because he knew that there's no such thing as a Pontiac big block 👏

  • Badger Bait
    Badger Bait Month ago +1

    These videos are like a good bedtime story. Thanks! On another note, @ 5:50 you stated the Buick 455 had an over-square design, which was "unusual for big block engines." As I recall, the majority of BB engines had over-square engines! The only engines I can think of that did not were the Olds BB engines?! Furthermore, all of the BBs that made the biggest impact were over-square?!

    • Jared Mayer
      Jared Mayer Month ago +1

      I was thinking the same thing. There’s actually a lot of bad info in this video

    • Badger Bait
      Badger Bait Month ago

      And I guess the a small margin. But the list of over-square BBs includes: All Chryslers, Chevys, Fords, Buicks, Cadillacs, and even the larger AMCs!

  • Joseph M
    Joseph M Month ago +1

    You said "we're showing the baddest B.B. engines" Why would you do that? We want to see the Best B.B. engines!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph Taverna
    Joseph Taverna Month ago +2

    When the 429 Cobra Jet came out it one the Winston Cup Championship and I don't even need to mention the great one the 427 side Oiler Ford first on race day fast on race day and last but certainly not least ferocious on race day no damn two bit junk Chevroleshit will leave my good friends the Mopar guys for another day but for now it's the blue oval all the way

    • Nic Kefgen
      Nic Kefgen Month ago

      thanks, mine has six in it I've swapped it over from a 3speed to 4 speed and also swapped the six rear and front 4lug hub's out for the v-8 stuff so I can make it a nice driver no trailer Queen here

    • Joseph Taverna
      Joseph Taverna Month ago

      @Nic Kefgen good afternoon Nic I had a 67 with a straight 6 in it it had some get up and go after that I had the 5. 0 very good after that I got a brand new 4. 6 very disappointed so now I'm waiting to hit the lottery and I can guarantee you you could guess which one it's going to be thanks for getting back to me buddy were a Dying Breed so we got to keep up the good fight take care my friend

    • Nic Kefgen
      Nic Kefgen Month ago +1

      Joseph Taverna gotta love those Ford's I've got a 1967 mustang

  • Moon Pie
    Moon Pie Month ago +3

    All great engines but to leave the L88 or ZL1 off the list is just silly. Modern engine power analysis is the closest this to real HP number for these old engines.
    The ZL1 is rated at 500hp, the L88 at 480hp, the Hemi 470hp rounded out the top hp produces. Several others were rated in the lower 400hp range.
    I have no favorites, just passing on real info.

    • 10susan10
      10susan10 Month ago

      @Moon Pie Scrambling I add dehydrated diced up sausage (pre-cooked), onion, tomato, & use cilantro & garlic salt to "spice up" the eggs. I found a small non-stick frying pan at Wallys that is the diameter of normal loaf bread slices. Just the right size to flip your eggs on to the bread for on toast or for a sandwich. Sorry I don't find the work benefit effort worthwhile for deviled eggs. If your in to Tuna try dicing some Bread & Butter sweet pickles into the mix. I do tuna on Ritz crackers more then sandwiches.

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie Month ago

      @10susan10 - I'll try that. I dice up green onion or shallots in mine.
      I can't get enough of good deviled eggs...

    • 10susan10
      10susan10 Month ago

      @Moon Pie I believe that we both agree on the value of eggs in most forms. I add diced green olives to the egg salad for a little tang.

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie Month ago

      @10susan10 - TL/DR.
      I like eggs.
      How about you? Over easy, scrambled, hard boiled. Egg sammiches are great and easy to make too.

    • 10susan10
      10susan10 Month ago +1

      @Moon Pie You are right - never watched an airplane crash. Never ran Baja. But I have owned bought sold traded AS MY business almost every ONE of those vehicles. My 69 CJ fb that I bought June of 1969 is still in my garage. Owned my 67 GT500 for 24 yrs. My 70 Boss9 4 yrs. First Judge and Z28 Camaro that hit my "neighborhood". My first muscle cars go back to 56 Bird and 57 Rambler Rebel and until I quit hustling cars circa 1971 almost all of them were just merchandise to make $ on. STREET cars - some had very low mileage and others not. Those I did not own, I had opportunities to drive many of them. 74 gas "crisis" finished killing muscle car sales - sold that 70 Boss9 for $3k - ya don't say it. Thankfully I had already decided to broaden my horizons before the market collapsed. Yep I have never seen a dyno win a race and engines are only one aspect of a vehicle's performance. Horsepower that can not be put to the ground is useless no matter what dyno showed. Oh I preferred the L89 to the L88.

    MURR DOG Month ago

    Yep, next do the king of... factory small blocks ...thanks

    MURR DOG Month ago

    Elephant & Rat...fav..

  • Bob Hays
    Bob Hays Month ago +1

    You missed the 427 doc ford monster

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie Month ago +1

      That never made it into a production car.

  • Bruiser Dave
    Bruiser Dave Month ago

    What about the 440 or 340 ?

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie Month ago +1

      The 440 Six Pack true rating was somewhere around 420hp if I recall right.
      This is big blocks - i hope you know the 340 is not a big block.

  • stripervince1
    stripervince1 Month ago +2

    Hey Kevin, if you get comments from viewers that don't know what a big block is, they shouldn't be watching car videos. Also need the 440 six pack, unique engine

  • Darth Slater
    Darth Slater Month ago

    IF you have to brake torque a car to get a good burnout, you have a slug...I had a stock 351 boss {I am not a Ford fan} BUT I could melt the tires from a dead dig with no brake applied and as far as I wanted to...any time I see these guys brake torque a car I think yep...slug I have seen some awesome 396 chevy's do that same thing I am also aware it depends on the gearing but if you are racing you need that torque NOW.

    • Darth Slater
      Darth Slater Month ago

      @CC Ryder GOOD JOB!!!! And makes my point as well

    • CC Ryder
      CC Ryder Month ago +1

      My little 200 hp tuned port 305 trans am will fry the tires for a good long while with no brake torqing .

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie Month ago +1

      @Darth Slater - Sure and my point is that doing a BT doesn't mean the car doesn't have the power. It's done for other reasons too.

    • Darth Slater
      Darth Slater Month ago

      @Moon Pie my point is if your car has enough there is no need for that

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie Month ago

      I see very high HP cars brake torque at the track all the time. It's done to smoke the tires while not moving forward...

  • Michael Medlen
    Michael Medlen Month ago

    As an owner of a 1970 302 Boss. I would love to see a small block episode!

  • Truth Betold65
    Truth Betold65 Month ago

    Thanks Kevin..for displaying that beautiful

  • John Augsburger
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  • Saint Fifty One
    Saint Fifty One Month ago +2

    When it comes to fuel mileage for big blocks, they can have decent fuel mileage if properly modified along with air flow and the amount of gears in a transmission. Plus not having a heavy foot

      U.S. REPUBLIC Month ago +1

      Hard not to have a lead foot with a big block, smiles per gallon.