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Under the hood resides a 454 from an '00 Chevy truck with an MSD ignition, Edelbrock intake, and an Interstate battery. The big-block moves the old pickup just fine, and though the carb gets cranky on steep hills, it works flawlessly for the mild trails Lou likes to travel. Power steering and brakes are combined with a hydro-boost system to make steering and stopping the big rubber a piece of cake.

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