Originally Posted by benbee51
This being my first build im really just doing it to do it, id love to maximize preformance but realistically 400hp could be acheivable.
Also hes asking $250 on ebay. ive still got lots more looking around to do.
If you want to do something just to do it and get your 400hp here's my "hands on" approach.
Get a complete LT1 take the heads off, port them, get a good valve job, mill off .030" port the intake and throttle body, headers, cam and valve spring swap. I'd also do a basic EDIS conversion with junk yard parts and run it all on a megasquirt setup.
If you do a really good job you can get close to 500hp, but for a good first time out 450hp is more realistic. The EDIS, MS, and MPFI will work together to give you the ability to get very good drivability and decent MPG's too though that will be in the tuning.