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

  • 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

Comments • 80

    MURR DOG 9 days ago

    Yep the baddest of most bullet proof small blocks, like the 1970 LT-1 and mopar's 340...Detroit thaxks

  • Aleksandrs Kolosovs
    Aleksandrs Kolosovs 23 days ago +1

    Please stop repeating "from the brothers collection " will ya.

  • Rusty Shakleford
    Rusty Shakleford Month ago +1

    Hmm,giddyup giddyup giddyup 409!!! Figured y'all would start there,or the 392 Hemi then the Pontiac 421,then 427 ferd next 413 Mopar or Max wedge 426,the Olds 430 wild cat over to the 396-427 Chevy,then of course the venerable Hemi,Pontiacs highly ignored hi horsepower 428,then y'all got the rest-ish,except the 440 and that's almost a wrap. Can't forget the early 20th century British Merlin big block either!!! Lmao!!! Then that's a whole fun new kettle of fish to open with those semi high winding shmall blockz,ja! Veddy inderresdink I love to zee 72nd shmall blockz!!! Lol! Thanks again y'all!!!

  • Daniel Lobo1
    Daniel Lobo1 2 months ago +1

    I love the way this guy narrates the show. Great narrator...great knowledge and great cars👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • The Wise Owl
    The Wise Owl 2 months ago

    Hey! You tossed the small block for the Pontiac fans, how ‘bout we Briggs & Stratton fans?

  • radioguy1620
    radioguy1620 2 months ago

    please lose that three piece fuel filter on the 427 GT500, they leak if tapped just right .

  • Wayne Hardy
    Wayne Hardy 2 months ago

    Pontiac SD 455 and H.O 455 any questions.

  • bill thompson
    bill thompson 3 months ago +1

    Was GMC's 305 V6 a big block, because they sure drink gas like one.

  • Joe Riolo
    Joe Riolo 3 months ago

    so tell us which big block Is king

    3/502 INF WIDOWMAKER 3 months ago

    HEMI is the God of combustion.

  • Will the Man
    Will the Man 3 months ago

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

  • Danny Mathis
    Danny Mathis 4 months ago

    Bring on the small blocks.

  • Garrison Nichols
    Garrison Nichols 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Should do something on the AMC 290.

  • Chevy Chase
    Chevy Chase 5 months ago

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

  • superbirden57
    superbirden57 5 months ago

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

  • Sam Moore
    Sam Moore 5 months ago +1

    Why no mention of the Pontiac SD455?

    • chuto paradinni
      chuto paradinni 2 months ago

      Pontiac did not have small/big blocks per say pretty much all were externally the same size.

  • Kain Ariylius
    Kain Ariylius 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • charlotte quillen
    charlotte quillen 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Ronnie Boucher
    Ronnie Boucher 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

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

    • chuto paradinni
      chuto paradinni 2 months ago

      neither was either , Pontiac's were most the same size, so there's no Big Block designation for them.

  • James Ward
    James Ward 5 months ago

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

  • T U
    T U 5 months ago

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

  • joey jenks
    joey jenks 5 months 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 5 months ago +2

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

  • John Cronin
    John Cronin 5 months ago +1

    Hands down, take the 427 side Oiler Ford over all

  • Malachi Stephenson
    Malachi Stephenson 5 months ago

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

  • Robert Erickson
    Robert Erickson 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • alex hofmanm
    alex hofmanm 5 months ago

    close your eyes and think of Ron Swanson

  • Sharon S
    Sharon S 5 months ago

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

  • James Glacken
    James Glacken 5 months ago +2

    No mention of Olds?

  • Dave Calvo
    Dave Calvo 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

    Super Duty Pontiac 455. Enough said.

  • StevieDee
    StevieDee 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

    66 FAIRLANE 428 7 litre

  • Viking Power
    Viking Power 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago +2

    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 5 months ago

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

  • Gill Silva
    Gill Silva 5 months 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. 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Was AMC's 390 considered a Big Block ?

  • Jeremy Elmore
    Jeremy Elmore 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • john luff
    john luff 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago +2

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

  • Tyquan World
    Tyquan World 5 months ago

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

  • Painkiller Jones
    Painkiller Jones 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Ro Jo
    Ro Jo 5 months ago +1

    What is the difference between a Windsor and a Cleveland?

    • Erik Hansen
      Erik Hansen 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

      @10susan10 That was a great explanation.

    • 10susan10
      10susan10 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

      Windsor is a small block,Cleveland a big block

  • qwertyaye
    qwertyaye 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

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

    • Badger Bait
      Badger Bait 5 months 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 5 months 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!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Newton Washinton
    Newton Washinton 5 months ago

    1969 427 ZL1 Was the baddest of the bad, in 1969 i see one in a new car in the chevy showroom for sale. that would be a million dollar car today.

  • Joseph Taverna
    Joseph Taverna 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

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

  • Moon Pie
    Moon Pie 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

    MURR DOG 5 months ago

    Elephant & Rat...fav..

  • Bob Hays
    Bob Hays 5 months ago +1

    You missed the 427 doc ford monster

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie 5 months ago +1

      That never made it into a production car.

  • Bruiser Dave
    Bruiser Dave 5 months ago

    What about the 440 or 340 ?

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

    • CC Ryder
      CC Ryder 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Truth Betold65
    Truth Betold65 5 months ago

    Thanks Kevin..for displaying that beautiful

  • John Augsburger
    John Augsburger 5 months ago


  • Saint Fifty One
    Saint Fifty One 5 months 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

      DEMENTOR MOPAR 5 months ago +2

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

  • Dominic Daley
    Dominic Daley 5 months ago +1

    Damn, no Olds love?!

    • Dave Vincent
      Dave Vincent 3 months ago

      I know huh, 425 was a bulit proof motor if i remember right it had 10-1 or 11-1 compression with ultra high compression pistons out of the factory my 67 olds delmont would roast the tires.

  • Jeff Lee
    Jeff Lee 5 months ago +17

    the year is 2019. and there are humans that dont know the diff between big and small. think about that for a moment

    • Chevy Chase
      Chevy Chase 5 months ago

      That's not what she said!

    • Eric McCoy
      Eric McCoy 5 months ago

      its 2019...and many idiots dont know if they are male or female...

    • Andrew J
      Andrew J 5 months ago

      You tube forces that disgusting crap onto the trending. There are many folks with many more millions of views each day that are never on the trending page. Liberals are brainwashing the children and if we do nothing but bitch we are not very good either. Voting isn't enough. Share all the info you can and tell anyone you can about it. Be informed and know what you're talking about or else this world is screwed. This is a war we are in. People aren't stupid, they are being brainwashed and drugged to an Oblivion.

    • Jeff Lee
      Jeff Lee 5 months ago

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    • thatallredheadude 1
      thatallredheadude 1 5 months ago +1

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  • Kurt Zimmerman
    Kurt Zimmerman 5 months ago +4

    pontiac should have put the ram air 4 induction system on the 428 engine. I did it in the early 80's and dropped it in a 1970 firebird. that car ran 12.21 through the quarter with 3.08 gears and slicks. the good old days.

  • Pro1er
    Pro1er 5 months ago

    Unless you are a hard-core fanboy, how could you possibly not admire every one of these cars? I am no longer a brand loyalist and have great respect for what every American car maker did to bring a smile to our face back in the golden age of muscle cars.

  • Todd Saeger
    Todd Saeger 5 months ago

    Great video!

  • Travis Livengood
    Travis Livengood 5 months ago

    Olds Big Block? Where? Never seen one. They are a big block in the same way a 351W is a big block 302....

    • Bad Ass 6.0 Powerstroke
      Bad Ass 6.0 Powerstroke Month ago

      Windsor is Not considered a Big Block by any means. Maybe the Cleveland. I Always considered the Cleveland basically a Small Block with Killer 429-460 Design Cyl Heads.

    HAWK GRUNT 5 months ago +2

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I loved my Chevelle till a friend wrapped it around a semi.

    • Wayne Hardy
      Wayne Hardy 2 months ago +2

      I understand your pain my friend totaled my 75 Chevelle ,after I just put a fully rebuild 454 in. I miss that Car.

    • yogurt77
      yogurt77 5 months ago +1

      I'd bet you don't let anyone drive your car now, huh?

  • Steve S
    Steve S 5 months ago

    big block vs small block had a lot to do with deck height and bore spacing...which is why you can have a 427 small block Windsor and a 332 big block FE...the displacement doesn't necessarily correlate big vs small. The GMC V6 is what I would consider a big block when you look at the bore spacing, but in displacement it isn't all that 'big'.Big blocks are impressive and surely wouldn't kick it out of my garage, but a high winding small block in front of a 4 speed is prob my fav...I luv the sound of my 408 stroker Cleveland at hi rpm thru the gears...a 'small' block putting out 'big' block c.i.

  • Soul Journ
    Soul Journ 5 months ago

    What about the 427 SOHC Cammer?

    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie 5 months ago

      Never put in a production car.

    • GlassTopRX7
      GlassTopRX7 5 months ago

      Not a production engine.