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Old 02-28-2012, 12:32 AM
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Yes, the 250 is a contender for sure and often overlooked as an alternative. But again, right off the bat, most of the first half of your budget will be going into the cylinder head. 350 HP might not sound like a lot, but keep in mind this is just 250 cubic inches. A 350 will need to make 490 HP as a comparison to the 250 making 350 HP, so most if not any block prep mods you would do to a 350 for that power level, you would also need to do the same to the 250. Quality fasteners(ARP rod bolts, Main Studs, etc...)should be a part of your build also. You'll just have to shop smart and find bargains where you can on items like used Distributors, headers, valve covers, intake manifold, etc... and hold out for buying new stuff like pistons and cam and lifters, valves and so forth as you need to. If your starting from scratch without a lot of used pieces already accumilated, it would be hard to estimate how much a build would cost. But now that you see how you will need to prep it, it might give you some direction and a starting point. Hope that helps.
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