Originally Posted by strokin
So you don't see any advantage to running a 400 vs 355 even though they will all be brand new parts? Obv we've all heard of typical problems with a 400 but even with dart block and all aftermarket parts?
Adds a lot of extra cost and complexity to the build which won't be returned
in real street strip performance gain.
The 355cid "keep it simple" blower motor is powerfull and reliable and more than delivers the goods.
A after market block is not required.
You could build a big block 454 based motor for the money it will cost you.
Way better return in both performance and reliabily, with a big block . VS a big cube SB w aftermarket block etc.
Again simple cost effective brute strength and reliable supercharged power with a BBC, when you need more than 650-700
hp supercharged street power. Its hands down better to go this path.
Is 650+ horsepower and 500+ ft/lbs torque enough?
The 7.5:1cr pump gas 355 6-71 or 8-71 delivers this. Real simple to build.
Remember, this is more than enough to shread a 9" rearend. And split a trans case in half.
why make it more complex and costly than it needs to be.?
How much power/performance are you really after? how will it be used? purpose....