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Old 04-11-2006, 09:15 PM
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Im New To The Motor Game But Has Always Want To Build A Monster Of A Motor Some Thing Like A Sick 350 Or A 383 Chevy Could Anybody Give Me Some Tip An Anygood Site To Look For To Start My Project This Came About When I Beffed Up My 305 With Some Key Upgrades Intake Carb Header H-pipe Duals Flow An Cam An Posi An 3:73 Gears

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If you are new and have never rebuilt a motor I first recommend a book like HAYNES manual for rebuilding SBC's. This will help you understand what needs to be done and why. And as far as engine combos go, (pistons, crank, cam) keep an eye on Super Chevy magazine. Every month they list artilces on budget performance.
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There are tons of books out there for sorting out what to buy and why. One book that I found to be decent was "Small block chevy performance trends". Cool buildups with examples and dyno pulls. Also check out "how to build big inch small blocks chevy" its good too. Also good examples of 383's, 406's 427's etc., with some pretty mean stuff. And a great standby is the book by Smokey Yunick - Power Secrets. Has so much info on building indestructible race motors. Course some of it is over the top since he was building motors to be punished for many hours at a time, not seconds.

If you're going to build a mean motor my vote goes toward the 400 based small blocks. they run awesome with the right parts.
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I'd say go with a 383, but that's just my preference. Also, cylinder heads- its all about the cylinder ehads, plan to put a good chunk of your money there.
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thank you very much on your input im going with a 350 4 bolt main an turn it into a 355CI that going to push out 400-450 on pump gass wit the dart heads
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