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Old 12-14-2003, 05:14 PM
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Best engine selection

What do you guys think is the best engine selection for me. I am lookin for some power, something to shake the windows when i pull it out of the garage, but not to much to get me in trouble. I would also like to have the option to install a blower within the next 5 years or so from when i buy it. I can pretty much afford anything with a 5 month, part time salary. So get out your JEGS and Summit catalogs and help me out.

I have thought about a "Deluxe 350 GM HO Engine" from GM Performance Parts. It has 330HP @ 5000 RPM, 380 ft. lbs. @3800 RPM. It costs $3349.99. Good idea?

Please, PLEASE give me your feedback because I want to have all my plans as for the Engine, Interior and Suspension all figured out before I purchase my car. THANKS!!!!!!!


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Old 12-14-2003, 05:25 PM
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Re: Best engine selection

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I can pretty much afford anything with a 5 month, part time salary. So get out your JEGS and Summit catalogs and help me out.

I have thought about a "Deluxe 350 GM HO Engine" from GM Performance Parts. It has 330HP @ 5000 RPM, 380 ft. lbs. @3800 RPM. It costs $3349.99. Good idea?

Please, PLEASE give me your feedback because I want to have all my plans as for the Engine, Interior and Suspension all figured out before I purchase my car. THANKS!!!!!!!


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Part time, 5 months, eh......How much do they pay you kids these days? I had a part time job at the A&W when I was a kid and saved for a year just to afford my 1st car, a 63 Falcon for $300.

Sorry, about that....just jealous.
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Old 12-14-2003, 05:31 PM
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If you can afford the crate engine go for it, but you could likely build your own considerably cheaper depending on what parts you use and where you get them. the power level given or less would be a good start for a novice driver, it seems you have considered you can`t enjoy a car dead, in a wheel chair, or without a drivers license. going with a blower later will require a drop in compression ratio of at least to 8:1 but if you build a natually asperated engine with 8:1 compression don`t expect it to have much power.
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