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400...or ls2?!

im just now starting my 67 gto and was wondering, what you guys might think would be best. the 400 or the ls2 i cant decied.

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In a '67 I'd say keep it classic.

However, if you can cram it under the hood, Chevy does a good line of crate engines. My dad just picked up a 454 for his Camaro re-build. My step-brother is fighting back with a 502.
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No question, the 400. If you have the itch for a crate engine, see what Butler's has to offer.
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ok thanks guys, i think i might check out butlers.
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No question, the 400. If you have the itch for a crate engine, see what Butler's has to offer.

Read my mind Ken. Also with the LS2 swap, you may have to modify a few more parts of the car. I want a Butler.
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If the original numbers-matching block is long gone, I'd say go with a crate motor. Even with a period-correct 400 Pontiac engine under the hood, the car will not truly be "all-original" ever again.

Let's face it, you're probably building your car to DRIVE, and not to be a trailer queen or to sell at Barrett-Jackson, so why not get the most bang (HP) for the buck possible?

If this is going to be your daily driver, even in the winter, an LS2 with its fuel injection will probably give you the best cold-weather service instead of a carbureted engine.

And please look into some heavy-duty rustproofing if you're going to make it a daily driver. Winter eats classic cars.
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ya i was planning on building a show/go car that i cud also enjoy driving alot since i live in a place where it is sunny 300 days of the year and hot. i want it more modern but also keep the classic body lines and stuff.

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i think i might go all out ls7, art morrison frame 4 wheel disc brakes, ect.
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i think i might go all out ls7, art morrison frame 4 wheel disc brakes, ect.
That would be pimp.
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