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best engine?

Iam looking to build a new engine or buy a crate engine for my 67 camaro. My qustion is what chevy engine is the best big block or chevy? what I really want want to know is what engine has better overall geomertry ( rod to stroke ratio etc)? I am currently running a built 350 6.0 rod, roller cam, afr heads the works. I was thinking of buying a 502 any thoughts for the best overall engine? this is a street car normally asperated (prefer pump gas).

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for a Camaro, which is pretty light, I'd run a 427 (basically destroked 454). The shorter stroke will allow it to rev, but being a big block it'll have balls down low as well.

427 twinturbo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unJt1A1cHsQ

If you have lots of money, go for the 572... run a ask.com search, or find videos of it @ youtube.

naturally aspirated 572 in an Impala
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px_uZWmwKxM

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If you have lots of money, go for the 572...
572 .... yea what he said!
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I Think The 572 Requires Modifacation To The Firewall Which I Dont Want To Do. My Budget Is $10,000 Start To Finish.
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If you do some looking, you should be able to do anything you want with that kind of cash.
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ls1 or ls2 with a better cam and springs with a supercharger and street tuning. or a built ls1 pushin 400"+. both of these should run on pump gas and make the power you are after. plus not to mention the weight savings.
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Cummins diesel with a Banks twin turbo setup.
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I would go for a 383 stroker motor. You can make big block type power with a small block size. There are many companys offering this motor as well as a crate motor from GM. Regards, Marv
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Hmmm, how 'bout a LS-7 crate motor? Light weight, serious power, runs on pump gas.

Super Chevy's LS7 Article w/ Pictures

The Pratt & Miller GM Corvette team seem to do pretty well with theirs too.
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