This. Why even call it a Boss 429 with a 546 in it?
Mine will say Boss 429 on the side, but also say Boss 600 under the hood....
Ricks Boss 429 says Boss 429 on the side, but its a 494. So, you think he should change the badging on the outside to match the displacement? Or was the Boss 429 a combination of unique combination parts that the entire car special.
The displacement doesn't matter! Its the heads! Its always about the heads. Everything that makes the car different was to accommodate those beautiful heads.
I see your point. It really should be a bone stock car for them to call it a Boss 429 and advertise it as new.If I recall correctly, you are making a Boss 429 clone - no issues with your engine. Your car, you should do exactly what you want.
Ricks Boss 429 is a genuine Boss 429 correct? No reason to change that.
But to sell a new product as a Boss 429, but not have a 429 engine in it, that makes no sense. Its got 18" wheels, painted bumpers and trim, completely different interior, different gas cap, and a 546 engine. And those are the differences spotted in 2 seconds. There is nothing that makes it recognizable as a Boss 429 except the hood scoop. Anyone can buy that scoop and put it on a 69-70 fastback.
Don't get me wrong, I like the car, but I don't understand the Boss 429 continuation angle. It's nothing like a Boss 429. Had the engine been a 429 then they would have been able to hang their hat on that with all of the other mods.