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Old 04-26-2010, 06:27 PM
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BB 396 Or Sb 350 for 1/8th mile drag?

Im wondering which would be better to build for a 1/8th mile darg a Chevy BB 396 or a SB 350. Im just starting to get into drag racing and im wondering which would be best since the stroke on a 350 is much smaller then a BB. Any help guys?

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You can`t beat cubic inches.
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A whole lot of variables to that question. While most would say there is no replacement for cubic inches, the head you have on each engine will change this a lot. A peanut port head on a 396 will get blown away by an AFR headed 350.

There is also the low cost of stroking the 350 to 383 to be considered, now the cubic inche difference isn't so large.

Pay no heed to length of stroke and the common misconception of a short stroke revving faster. Put that short stroke engine in Uncle Elmers dump truck and see how fast it revs . This is an extreme example but you get the point?? ability to rev quick is directly related to rear gear ratio, vehicle weight, and the amount of power made.

You are going to have to give more info to get a better answer.
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DoubleVision tells the truth. It will all come down to what kind of racing you will be doing. If you're bracket racing, then it won't matter how quick or how fast you go. The only thing you have to be is quick in your reaction times on the tree and consistent on the other end with your elapsed times.

Theoretically, you could beat John Force with a bone-stock Pinto if you could out-tree him and run on your dial.
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