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350 8 38.10%
377 0 0%
383 7 33.33%
400 2 9.52%
396 0 0%
427 1 4.76%
454 2 9.52%
502 1 4.76%
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Old 05-22-2004, 09:25 AM
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I say 383 because its based off the 350 smallblock which is probably the easiest engine to get aftermarket parts for, it makes ALOT of power, and since its a stroked 350, i mean...you can get it into anything, you can do anything you want to it pretty much....i dont think theres a single engine (okay, maybe the 302 5.0 ford engine is a close second) that has such a big availability of aftermarket and replacement parts.....yeah
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Oh yeah, don't forget to state your reasoning behind why your motor choice is the best for your dollar.
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Old 05-22-2004, 05:21 PM
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Kits for the 400 are getting cheaper. This is the one I used in my 400. It was $720 two years ago.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...me=rvi%3A1%3A2

It is not much more for this kit than a comparable 350 kit. The extra horses and lb./ft. made by the 400 more than compensate for the slightly higher price. The dollar to cube ratio is cheaper with the 400.

Big blocks are still up there in price. Supply and demand dictate pricing. SBC and SBF are getting closer in pricing. Just something else to take note of.
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I say 350 because I have a good running one forsale for $400.
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I Don't See Any FORD Motors?
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I'll say the 454 is the best deal. You can still purchase complete, older carbureted 454 cores for 500 bucks and the pistons, etc aren't too badly priced. I choose the 454 over the 502 because of availability. You cannot beat cubic inches and the factory Rat heads, properly worked over will outflow any small block head.
Airflow plus cubic inches = lots of torque and horsepower.
A good big engine beats a good small engine.
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