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Advice on building SBC

I'm looking for some advice on building a motor that I just bought. The motor is going in a v8 s10 blazer that I have. The motor is a 350 bored .60 over. I am using the stock crank and and x rods that came with the motor. It also came with a cam http://crane.carshopinc.com/product_...d/15847/100132 . It came with msd 6al box. I was thinking about getting speed pro pistons, and a new cam, like a hydraulic roller cam and maybe some aluminum heads or vortecs? I am building it for street/strip mainly on the weekends. I am open to any suggestions. I would like to make around 350 to 400 hp if possible. I only have $2800 to spend. I also already have a edelbrock intake and holley 750 carb.

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What's in the rear? What differential, what gears, what suspension, what wheels and tires? What transmission? Automatic? What converter?

What's the model number of the intake? Is there any taper or a ridge at the tops of the bores? If the motor has been run at +0.060" and the cylinders are worn, then the block is pretty much junk.

Buying parts before you have a concrete build plan is generally a waste of money.

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The intake is a edelbrock #2925, the suspension is stock, rear differential is a 8.8 out of 95 explorer, or thats what i was told when i bought the truck. The trans is a th350 with b&m holeshot converter that was given to me from a friend and it worked good in his car. All i have is street tires and stock s10 rims, i plan to get something else though.
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That manifold is a Super Victor, designed to make power in a SBC from 3500 to 8500 rpm's. It's a race-only manifold that will not work on the street unless the rest of the motor is built around it (I'd probably figure $15-20,000 to get the whole mess to work right on the street).

STOP!

Sell everything you have except the carb. If it's a double-pumper, sell it too.

You'll spend every dime you have and more trying to get this Fosdick combination to work. It won't and I can see the truck dragged out behind the shed to rust away the rest of its life.

If you would like the input of myself and others on this board, then answer back and we'll try to help you put together a tractable combination that will be dependable fun on the street
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ok. What would you suggest?
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Here are 108 SBC street motor builds. Look through and see what you like.
(all these were dyno'd on a hard dyno by a magazine crew and they'll all run on pump gas)
http://www.ryanscarpage.50megs.com/combos1.html
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