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Old 02-29-2004, 11:26 AM
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Build me an engine! (on paper) :p

I have been reading my brains out and i am looking for a final word. I understand there will always be more than one way or brand or type for an engine component, but I would like to see what some of the further educated would use.

Okay, so the problem is a 350 camaro - solution...huff it! I plan on ditching the heads which are vortecs, obviously wont work with a roots type blower (if I gonna put 2-3k in a blower, its definetely not going to say Paxton on it). I would like to stick with iron because its oh so much cheaper than aluminum, and i am scrooge in training. I think I have decided on going with a 6-71, too much money to throw down and just get a weiand pro-street unit, atleast half of the pricetag is going to be for the look ya know?

So build me an engine around a 671 blower and 96 350 block (K engine as I believe it is called, came out of a truck, not sure if this makes a difference yet) I can't seem to hammer these things out, there is so much variation in opinion and I am partial to building things inexpensively (read for less money NOT cheaper which=POS engine falling apart after 5k miles)

Forged rotating assembly?
Static and Dynamic compression ratio I will want to run? (I hear the iron heads dont take the high numbers an aluminum set will, a bit confused on what my max cap would be with iron heads)
Carb size? ( I would like to stick with one carb for expense and my lack of superior knowledge in this department)
Intake runner size?
Combustion chamber size? ( From what i gather, 76cc is what I want)
Valve train types?
Cam specs?

This is a lot of think about I know, so please dont flame, just share what knowledge you have the time and patience to offer. Please! :p

I would like to keep this streetable, not looking for 600hp, 500 at flywheel would be nice, but i dont want to get into new windsheilds, rear ends, and transmissions. Let the confusion begin!

thats what I forgot, was rushing to get this posted before I went to the post office! <-dumbarse

i am estimating 5k including the blower which should be 2k of that cost. Of course, I would love to do it for less but that is about the most I am up for spending on parts initially.

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Write down a $$$$.$$ figure that you have to spend.
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Re: Build me an engine! (on paper) :p

i am estimating 5k including the blower which should be 2k of that cost. Of course, I would love to do it for less but that is about the most I am up for spending on parts initially. [/B][/QUOTE]


The Knowledge Base has this info since it has been asked more than once.
Then not upgrading the chassis for it.
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I currently have SFCs, sway bars, and a wonder bar. I am not looking to spend anymore on suspension and chassis upgrades. I would certainly think that keeping my hp limited and under 500 would coincide with this, no? This is thirdgen camaro, if it makes a difference.
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Hello.
I to am in this delima, but mines easier as I am using an earlier type block.
Id say rebuild the engine using dished, forged pistons and a blower cam. You should be able to convert to older heads. On the blower issue. You will have to run 2 carbs unless you use the Holley 250 powercharger. With it you can use a single carb. HG
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my worry is about your block. A stock block is most certainly not going to hold up for long, so you don't want to waste your money. You're going to need a 4 bolt block, find out if you can find a stronger block or an aftermarket. You'll need a steel crank, I beam rods (eagles are good) forged pistons and you'll need to hog out the oiling in whatever block you get.

After that's all goign you'll need a better trans (a powerglide or beefed up 400 will do) and a ford 9" for the rear (plan on spending 2k on the rear itself) You'll need to find a way to get some serious meats on the back and quite a few chassis mods.

My estimate to do it right is probably more along the lines of 10k from start to finish.

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