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Old 11-25-2003, 02:02 PM
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377 info and or books?

Hi peeps. I'm restoring a 63 Nova SS, and I am very curious about the possibility of building a 377 for it, mainly because of the apparent rarity of this combination.
Problem is, I want more information that I can't find. I have built many engines with my father, but usually based on tried and true combinations. I wouldn't know where to start on designing one of these destroked beasts. I guess my question is, does anyone know of any books or good resources of information on the <elusive> 377? Thanks. I can't find more than a couple kits or forum posts!

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What do you want to know?
Combo is 3.48" stroke and 4.155"
Most go with a 6.00" rod but the 5.7" run very well.
With set of 200cc sportsman iron heads it is easy
to make 500HP with them.
In a deuce this is a nasty setup, built a 377 for a fella
back in 92 with a 67 SS Deuce. Engine would hit 6500
before he could think about shifting a gear. By stock
in tire company if you build this.

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That for sure, and more, Thanks. I did wan't to know what rod length to use. Also, I guess what I'm looking for is books. For example, I have a couple on 350's, where they go over choosing specs, how certain combinations came out, what they did, etc. I enjoyed reading these, but now that I'm into the 377, I wanted to find something on these. I did hear that there are Smokey Yunick books where he goes over these combos, anyone know which book(s)?
mmm, 500hp turnin 6500 sure sound good to me. I'm bought a Currie Ford9" 4:11 posi rear for my 63, so this should be a good engine to slap on that with the 5 or 6 speed I want to get.

To clarify, I've BUILT engines with him, not designed them. It's usually based on what a buddy of his said was a good combo. So since they don't know about the 377, how do I pick things, i.e., cam, rod type, compression, etc? Thanks again.

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The rest of the components will be selected just like any other combo. You will need a little more cam and head to accomodate the cubes over what a 350 would need, but not much. Only thing different is on assembly you need to install main bearing spacers assuming you are using an oem 400 block. Good luck.

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