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Old 03-08-2012, 06:58 PM
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350 Cam?

Hey just joined the site. Im looking for a little advice. I have a 350 bare block and I am want to build it up and make some power out of it. Is it ok to use a stock crank to make alot of power? What is a good cam to use? I want a cam that sounds mean at idle and gives me great power.

Any advice?
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Budget? operating RPM? parts you may have that you plan on using?

There is no magic cam, build an engine, then buy a cam to match it. Don't build an engine around a cam.
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350 rebuild

Well I will be buying all new stuff except the block. I didnt know It mattered what heads I used when it cam to getting a cam. Or should I get a different crank. Pretty much I want a bad *** engine that sounds mean, has a lopey idle, and has powere/torque. Willing to spend 2 - 3 grand. Any suggestions

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You have two threads the same issue, 20 minutes apart. Please read the board guidelines, and do not double post, it won't get any more responses.
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I posted this a few days ago. Perhaps it will help.
Stock Crank/Rods...how much HP too much?

I am by no means an expert in hot rods, nor do I have a lot of experience, but from what I have seen, achieving 400-450HP from a normally aspirated SBC 350 is very doable and still falls within the "streetable" category. Once you start getting into power levels above that you are talking BIG bucks. And I really don't think your first engine build should be an all out mega power machine. I don't know your goals, but learn and make mistakes on your first engine. Heck I am still in the middle of my first build up and I made the mistake of buying some new head gaskets, twice...and they STILL aint right. Third time's a charm.

Stick with the factory crank and rods, they should serve you well for a long time.
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