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Old 10-17-2005, 01:36 AM
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Can ya'll let me know what i need to do to get more power out of my 1983 chevy 350. It would be very helpful.

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Expound a little please.

What vehicle?
what do you want to do with it?
how much money?
Is mileage important?
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Put some ported heads, 4 barrel intake, bored heads, good cam, good carb. that will add some major HP especially cam and carb.
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How much do you want to spend? $50? $500? or maybe even $5000? That is probably the #1 question right there.
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you should give us a $$$$ estimate first

but you should stroke it thats a good start to some serious hp. than w/a matched set of AFR heads and cam you'd definetly do some damage then

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Old 10-18-2005, 12:59 AM
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There ya go....

3 out of 4 want to know how much do you want to spend.
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The motor is in a 1983 chevy long bed pickup. (sierra) The truck is just going to be used for street and strip. I am looking to spend i would say 2000-5000 on the motor. I just rebuilt the motor about 6 months ago. it probably has about 1000 miles on it since i done that. I put a comp cam (315 duration) 750cfm carb, intake, and gear drive timing, and headers. The motor is strong but not strong enough. It still has a stock 3-speed behind it and stock gears in the rearend. So that should give you and idea of what has been done to the motor.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:32 AM
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Give us a full list of what's been done to eh engine. With a cam that long with stock gearing and a heavy truck, of course it'll feel slow, It is! What gear, trans type, and all the specs of the engine you can come up with please.
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Yeah, the first thing you need to do is get rid of that monster cam. Which intake did you install? What heads are do you have on it now and how much compression does the engine have? Step that cam down to maybe a 225@.050 and shoot for 9.5-10:1 compression. Since look like you're willing to spend a decent amount of money invest in some good heads like some Iron Eagle 180s or something (if you havent done so already), maybe even 200s depending on how you go about (re)building the engine. Your engine might still feel sluggish until about 2000 rpm or so but it'll would have good mid range power.

I put a 236@.050 cam in my truck and it is a dog until about 2500 rpm but it really begins to take off after that. A good ignition is also a must and find a torque converter that matches as closely as possible to the combination you have.
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(we just did a truck 2 weeks ago)
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