454 Chevy engine sitting for 10 yrs 86,000 actual miles

With just 86,000 miles, this 454 ci Chevrolet big block was left for dead with no purpose in life other than sitting around and collecting rust.

When the engine would finally be saved 10 years later, a couple of small tweaks would let this bad boy breathe life once again and scream to life.

In this one, we’re able to check out the moment that it starts to purr again, ready to be plopped into a rat rod and be enjoyed in the way that it was made for.

The owner says that it could use a more aggressive camshaft, but we’d venture to think that for now, he’s probably happy that the old power plant is up and running once again.