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Old 06-08-2005, 05:53 PM
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350 SBC Build Help

i'm looking for some advice and help,

my son and i are going to build a 1971 Chevy 1/2Ton p/u, it has the original 350 in it with the three on the tree, this is going to be a strong budget build / weekend driver/no real hwy runs, prob might give it hell once . I would like to end up with a 10.1 CR motor, nice cam, roller rockers, edelbrock RPM Performer intake, Qjet, MSD ign, headers, 350 turbo tranny, torq converter around 2400 to 2700RPM and 373s in the rear, (the truck is in N Carolina and i'm in Nebraska, i won't have a dime in the truck or transport to Nebraska, grandpa gave this to my son, and we are in the car transport business) butt it's not here yet to get # off block ect. or see what the inside of the motor looks like.

i can buy a set of SBC 76cc heads with stainless valves 2.02 160 they were off a 383 stroker for about 3000mi, and the guy traded them for a set of aftermarket heads, i can get them for $250.00 then i was looking at the speedpro hypereutectic pistons they are $240 a set that gets me into the 10.3.1 CR Range, (Speed-Pro Hypereutectic Piston # on jegs 844-H617CP30 this piston CR is not figuring head gasket & piston in hole for the quench.

right or wrong i would like the 10. to 10.5.1 CR range. i plan to just recondition my rods and do what ever work needs done to the block & crank, (i'm looking for budget priced pistons,cam, roller rockers, intake and torq converter, even a used intake & headers and roller rockers if i can find em is ok ) is there good pistons for less money ? what cam would you pick for this setup ?

ok what CC heads would you guys run on a 10.1 CR 350cid motor ? you like the 76CC heads ? is $250 a good price ? what setup would you oldschool guys recommend for what i'm building ?

i would like to hear everyone opinion on this build from carb to pan, where i some places to buy my parts reasonable (or cheap, not so cheap thay are junk)......

all help invited

thanks all
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