Originally Posted by 78vette
I actually noticed that and I can get the -22 dish pistons for the same price I'm trying not to spend a ton but want good horsepower I found the kit for 850 block after machine work around 650 and 2500 for the 177 supercharger and I figure with about another 1500 I can pick up a good set of heads and cam
if you are on a strict budget build the 355 version using -22cc pistons and 75cc heads and use this Crane F-280-2 mechanical flat tappet cam
Crane #114681 ( I would set the lash "cold" at .020 to .022" on this street friendly, blower friendly cam.)
The low compression 355 built for high boost on pump gas
will outperform a 383 that will be limited to lower boost
because the compression ratio is too high
The blower make the power, the low compression ratio allows
more aggressive blower boost and power on pump gas for max street
A Brodix IK200 head (70cc version) with the chambers opened up a bit by hand
gets it done. (75cc finished chamber volume )
A $1500 AFR 195 eliminator #1036 (75cc chambers) is pretty much ready out of the box
You can expect serious, reliable street power on 92+ octane gas.
600+ HP (2.10 to 2.28 drive ratio)
The compression ratios are based on a 0 decked block and .041" head gasket.
The nice thing about doing it right is you only have to do it once.