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Old 09-13-2011, 08:34 PM
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450hp?

So i have a 89 camaro that has a mild built 350sbc. Im wanting to be around the 450hp mark, should i build a 400sbc or what would be the cheapest way to get the power im wanting? This is a straight dragcar, not on street at all

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Cheapest way? Install a 250 cheater nitrous system.
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Cheapest way? Install a 250 cheater nitrous system.

other than nitrous lol. didnt mean that cheap
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450 Hp Sbc

We recently built a 355 SBC, 10.5 CR, 170cc RHS heads, flat tappet cam and made 435 HP. Nice little street engine. Just be sure to use the right parts and do it right. A 406 SBC with about the same state of tune will make 500 HP.

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built 355

bout how much would that setup run for cost?
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450 Hp Sbc

$5400 carb to oil pan. ready to drop in and fire.

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thats not a bad price, outa my range, but nice lol
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Here's what you do and it's a very simple concept, you take the money you have to spend, develop a plan, buy the best parts you can afford.....and then build the engine. If you get 375 hp ...400 hp ....450 hp, then that's what you get. If all your money is gone then you can't spend the $500 or so to dyno it so you really don't know what it's putting out.

There are soooo many guy's claiming they have a 450 - 500 hp sbc and in reality they have never had it on a dyno, they have no idea what they have. If you don't have a dyno sheet to back it up then....it's all B.S.

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its all b.s.

sooo true... iv out-ran so many 350-400 hp 350's with my truck, cad 425 in 86 c10 185hp 300ft/lbs and thats when it was brand new
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what would be the cheapest way to get the power im wanting? This is a straight dragcar, not on street at all
Begin with the most cubic inches you can stuff into the engine bay and lighten the car by taking out or taking off anything that is not absolutely necessary to the operation of the car.
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A very good statement about people, more often than not, thinking they're driving around in a 400-500hp ride when in reality its more like 250-300.

OP, my recommendation would be to get a ride in a similar weight vehicle with 300-400hp to ensure that's really what you want/need. 300 may be enough, and if so, will save you a bit of $$.
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I know somebody that has a Cutlass he swears that it is 517 HP because someone told him it was. I have never told him any difference because he is happy. So, so be it.

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