Originally Posted by 1969chevyss
No racing at all, this car will never see a strip, but I want around 375 or better hp. I was going to buy a kit, but wanted to learn more about each peice inside my block and plus I am cheap, even though I will be spending more money in long run. I still plan on getting evrything balanced. I have my pistons, rods and crank and rod and main bearings. The block is all done from the machine shop which included clean, honing, bore to .030, cam bearings and freeze plugs. I will post pics later. Tonight I am going to press my own rods.
BTW, the CR depends a lot on the cam specs.
If you are going to press the pins to mount the pistons, do you have the know how and where-with-all to do this? I've built a few engines, and I don't press on my own pins/pistons...