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Username Post: 1st Gen big blocks        (Topic#339363)
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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.


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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.

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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. s.s...

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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.

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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.

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