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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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Opinions on this 91 chevy 454 $$

1991 454 with 136,262 miles
4 door long box Chevy 454 1 ton 60 front, 205 t case4 speed with a bad clutch .

What do think its worth?

Looks straight .
Mi truck no gaping rust holes or any thing just some surface rust blabla .

The sticker on the window said $4,000 kinda seems like he really does not want to sell or is that price not to far off ?depending on condition.

Tires are bald ,stock with what looks like a 8" lift (has a set of 4 16''alloys that go with it)
I don't want a lifted truck just looking for a project tow rig to replace my van.Kicked around a CJ8 on a blazer frame but to much messing around for the end result .

454 ??? fuel millage 10 mpg maybe all the time loaded or light trailer load ?
Tanks for reading, any good input will be greatly appreciated
Jeff

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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #3
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So I take it the motor was swapped in? The vortecs were better than the old TB motors but still suck the gas down. When I worked at the dealer I never saw one come in for service.

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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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So I take it the motor was swapped in? The vortechs were better than the old TB motors but still suck the gas down. When I worked at the dealer I never saw one come in for service.
He said it was from the factory, and not many were set up this way .

Sucks gas down but it doesn't cost me $500 plus a month just to sit in my driveway.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #6
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hehe..it gave me a good laugh..have a good one.
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I didn't think the vortec was introduced until 1996? My grandpas '95 motorhome had the 454 and it wasn't a vortec. I know the 4.3 liter vortec came out earlier, but I don't know about the 454s.
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i seeriously doubt that it is a vortec then... or it was swapped in. The vortec processor requires OBDII, which was just on the drawing blocks in 91 (they were most likely using EEC V processors like Ford)
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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #9
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i seeriously doubt that it is a vortec then... or it was swapped in. The vortec processor requires OBDII, which was just on the drawing blocks in 91 (they were most likely using EEC V processors like Ford)
you lost me

The guy said it was rare ,like made up maybe .:tonka:

so if it not a Vortech then............................
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I didn't think the vortec was introduced until 1996? My grandpas '95 motorhome had the 454 and it wasn't a vortec. I know the 4.3 liter vortec came out earlier, but I don't know about the 454s.
correct '96 was first year for vortex motor. this '91 would just have a tbi 454
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The guy said it was rare ,like made up maybe
Exactly
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didn't they have a motor set up with tbi but Vortech heads? or was it after market only ?

I'm no motor guy
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Ok so lets say its not a VORTECH then what about the truck ???????????

I guess I wasn't really looking for a Vortech motor.

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still sounds expensive.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #16
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still sounds expensive.
I'm going to work on the price and find out what the deal is with the engine .

Thanks all Jeff
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1 pic of the top of the engine would clear it up...
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1 pic of the top of the engine would clear it up...
it has a tbi set up on it but I thought they used vortech heads .
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vortec heads were not available until 1996, when the vortec engine was introduced.

Somebody may have PUT vortec heads on it, but the intake manifold would have needed to be changed to fit the head bolt pattern. Unless it is different for the 350s and 454s.
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vortec heads were not available until 1996, when the vortec engine was introduced.

Somebody may have PUT vortec heads on it, but the intake manifold would have needed to be changed to fit the head bolt pattern. Unless it is different for the 350s and 454s.
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