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GunnerTHB 12-12-2007 06:23 PM

For a beginner
what do you guys advise as an amateur's first project? I'm thinkin just an average dime a dozen 350 rebuild just to kinda see whats goin on. We're converting our barn to a shop next year after we sell our horses so we can get some REAL horses in there :thumbup: lol

spinn 12-13-2007 03:24 PM

what cheap cars are there to learn on.

mopar is a bad starter build. cars are a premium

the 350" chevy will yeild best results per dollar, with the most hosts.

i suggest a rering on a good spinning mottor. that way you only break into the top half. gets your feet wet cold timming an engine. serious internal next time.

get a $ 40 summit .420/.442 cam, used weiand action +/ performer intake, a factory GM HEI w/ vacuum adavance, the $68 summit rering kit , and a craigs list edelbrock (best for starters) carb. get it together

learn how to break a cam in, and rebuild a carb...but most off all.... learn to tune the HEI distributor curve/ and vacuum can! that is were the power comes out.

you can tell if people are successfull tunning the performer package. some will say its a dog that cant bark the tires..

the tuners can make a smoke show with it, and it has a great passing gear kickdown.

HemmiGremmie 12-13-2007 03:30 PM

Yea definatly go sbc.
Cheap n easy. Get an 80's Camaro or a Monte to put it in to practice. HG

GunnerTHB 12-13-2007 05:13 PM

thanks for the advice gents

RPM 12-14-2007 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by HemmiGremmie
Yea definatly go sbc.
Cheap n easy. Get an 80's Camaro or a Monte to put it in to practice. HG

I agree cheap and easy. Mistakes won't be too costly.

willowbilly3 12-14-2007 08:51 PM

Me? I'd find an 80s Mustang. The SBF is as cheap amd easy as a Chevy and the distributor is on the right end.. But those last Montes and Olds Cutlasses are nice drivers.

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