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Here’s what the fat-block looked like once it was all bolted up and ready to go with the same Carter electric fuel pump and NOS Power Shot nitrous unit we’d used on the 350. The 454 bumped up the Elco’s weight from 3,250 to 3,400 pounds, and the nose sagged about 11/4 inches. That gave the car a good stance, but the wasted shocks get really bouncy with the big-block weight, and the handling is noticeably worse than it was before. The manual steering doesn’t seem much heavier, but the brakes sure do.