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Username Post: 1st Gen big blocks        (Topic#339363)
sz0k30 
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sz0k30
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09-24-16 02:17 PM - Post#2653062    

Big blocks were offered in Chevys till 1975. Just talking to a friend and he said that in 1st Gen Montes (70-72), big blocks were offered only 1 of those 3 years. True or not? & if so, what year. Thanks.



 




overdrive 
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overdrive
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09-26-16 10:30 AM - Post#2653374    
    In response to sz0k30

He's absolutely wrong. The production numbers are available online. 402s and 454s were available all 3 yrs.

Dan

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Aaron70Monte 
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09-27-16 09:54 PM - Post#2653756    
    In response to sz0k30

The 402 and 454 big blocks were offered in all three years of 70-72. I've owned a couple 71 big block Montes. Here are the production numbers.

http://www.firstgenmc.com/tech/productionnumber s.s...

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
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51Chevyman 
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07-07-17 07:19 AM - Post#2699084    
    In response to Aaron70Monte

I have a 70 with the 402BB. Don't know were he got his info. They ran them all 3 years from what I remember.

1951 2dr Deluxe Sedan 350/350 Camaro Posi project waiting since 1990 to be finished.
1964 Chevy Long Box project to be putting in a 68 Caddy 472/400 combo.
1972 Chevy Monte Carlo 402BB/400 Driver.


 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
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07-07-17 06:25 PM - Post#2699152    
    In response to 51Chevyman

He's probably thinking of the first gen SS Montes. They were all 454 and offered for '70 and '71. You could still get a big block in '72, but not an SS.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 




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