This 454 cubic-inch big block has all the right pieces in place, like the bold orange block, bright valve covers, and the gasket around that air grabber to seal it to the cowl induction hood. Some nice performance upgrades, including an Edelbrock intake and a new Holley four-barrel carburetor. This V8 fires up readily and makes a terrific sound with the newer H-pipe dual exhaust setup. And the TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is stout enough to deliver all the power to the 12-bolt Positraction rear end.

Lutz, Florida, United States