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Bought an engine, whats inside? What should be changed/improved?

When I first purchased this car, I was told that it had a 350 with a 700R4 tranny. I have disassembled the engine and these are the components that were included (any help in correcting me would be great):

750 Holley Double Pumper (switched to a 650 edelbrock because it was being drowned...or so I thought. Now I fear it is underpowered) Can I Just tune the 750 correctly?
http://www.holley.com/0-80508S.asp

Speed-Pro Pistons .030 over

Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold

Cam Has CWC marked on shaft and 1014R stamped on the end - I did a google and came up with this: Speed-pro .420 Int. Lift/.443Exh. Lift & 278Int.Dur/288Exh.Dur

Stamped Rockers


MSD 6AL Ingition w/ Mallory Promaster Coil and Unilite Distributor

Crankshaft - 3932442..cast...medium journal...3.48" stroke



What I don't know

Rod length - How can I determine?

Cylidner Heads - I believe it is from World Products
http://www.worldcastings.com/prods_pages/043600.htm

Not really sure as to which model, the linked one or the torquer model. Any identifying marks? I cannot find anything else besides these. Is it 76cc or 67cc? I measured seats and it seemed to be 2.02 and 1.6 to the outer rim where the valve seals. I called world products and they said that I msut have the chamber measured to find out. I'll just get them checked at a shop around here, I need to have them cleaned anyway. (can I leave studs in or should I remove them?)




Does this sound like a 383 stroker? It sure does to me from the articles I have read. Like here (combo 4): http://www.ryanscarpage.50megs.com/combos1.html
Not much difference between mine and this setup. Seems to be just the cam I have has less lift and duration.

So..what do you guys think?

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With a -442 crank you have a 355" motor. If you get the exhaust right you might be able to produce 325 hp.
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would a crank upgrade to a 3.75 see a large increase? I believe all I would need is to more or less drop in the crank and see improvements...is this correct? I just am trying to verify the rods I have and how long they are to see if it is possible to use them or if I need new ones.

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You will need pistons and rods and rings and bearings and a new balance job with block clearancing to get a 383.
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Run you piston PN and see what they are. They will dictate what rods cam with your engine by the compression height.
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Bought an engine, whats inside? What should be

They are the World S/R Torquer heads. When you clean the heads look at the accessory mounting pads on the ends of the heads, World usually stamps the part number there. From the pics they appear to be the 67cc head. These are good street heads. Are your pistons flattop or dished?

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iit has a small 4 over a big 6 with a sideways B and another B next to it. The other one has a P sideways. This have any significance?

Pistons are the domed topped with
"7070P .030
Speed Pro
HT 16 3-4"
stamped on top

similar to these I believe:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

I am not rteally sure how or where to verify exactly what the characteristics of them are. They jsut look darn close to those ones.
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