Originally Posted by Shawnb
I will pull the vc as soon as possible. I was attempting to do this research now because this may influence what project I do next.
This is what the sheet says....355 Chevy. Steel crank. 6" Eagle H beam rods. 13:1 Wiesco pistons. Victor jr intake. Bow tie cast iron heads 64cc 2.02 I 1.60 e. Jr motor sports cam int duration @.050 .256. Exh duration .050 .264. Gross lift int 546, exh .565. Duration int .294, exh .300. Lash hot .026. Lobe center 105. Rpm range 3000-7200. Roller rockers. 1.6 ratio. 4 bolt main out of 1980 truck.
It included everything. Carb (don't have more details at this time. Holly 800?), dist, whole ignition. Deep oil pan. Flywheel. Starter. Everything. It was running on an engine stand when I bought it. Started right up every time. Idled nice. No abnormal sounds. No smoke out of headers. Revs up smooth. Sounded awesome.
I posted pics of the motor on the prior page on this post.
Questions are this: are these good heads? Is this a good set up? What would you think something like this is worth? I think they spent quite a bit on this engine. Any input is welcome..
Yes those are very good heads. Not aluminum which would help with detonation. Someone spent a god pile of cash to put that together. Most of the value of that motor is in the performance combo.
In order to make it a street car engine you will need to replace the cam and pistons. Now to make it a good smoother runner for all weather and street only use traffic in 100 degree weather or very cold out. You will need to swqp out the intake and carb as well. And then the heads will be over sized for the parts you have.
The motor has value as it sets. I would sell it to a racer that will be happy to have it as is. Then buy new trans and stock engine for the same money. Simply replqcing the pistons or swaping the heads will make the engine under perform and possibly very tempermental to hot and cold and basic rigores of street driving. I spend two hours in heavy traffic every morning so a street engine must perform well for me. You may be willing to deal with more issues if you can drive in good weather and no traffic.
Do you live on the us east coast. I got a few engines to trade if your interested.
Fyi most drag racers will be happy to trade you something street able for that engine. If you have a race car project this is the motor for it. Junk yard has plenty of street engines that can be bolt in ready. Ls motor would even be better for the street.
Should be firmly into the 500hp range. Nice build would hate to see it ripped apart. Never good idea to dig into a sealed engine if you dont need to.