Chevy 292 L6 help - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2011, 01:58 PM
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2011
Location: PDX Oregon
Age: 40
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Chevy 292 L6 help

Truthfully, I'm not really into building engines. I like building custom cars and trucks with oomph behind them. I know how engines work, so I can fix them and put them together, I just don't know much about the technical stuff that makes the power and torque. I need some straight forward advice on what parts to buy and what machining to do to get around 300hp and 400lb/ft of torque out of my 292 inline six. The tricky part is that I'm on a budget BUT I'm not going to go the CHEAP route, more like the least expensive without sacrificing reliability. Can it be done with an intake/carb combo, cam and headers, or will it take alot more than that? This engine is going into my 51 Chevy Hardtop with a saginaw 4speed and 79 Camaro 2.56 Posi.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vacaville, CA. 95687
Posts: 178
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
292 L6 engine help

I work on those all the time. Strong blocks, good cooling of the block and generous oiling too. My suggestion is to consider three things.
1. Improve the intake and exhaust flows by adding exhaust headers and a multiple carburetor setup using a heated manifold. I think the Cast Iron headers give the best overall long term service and they can be purchased from a number of reputable vendors.
2. Think about an improved ignition/spark system and use a reputable HEI system. Include 8.5 mm HEI specialty wires too.
Cams cane be costly so think about using a High Lift Rocker Arm assembly. I suggest 1.62 lift and I would talk to a vendor who does fantastic work at reasonable prices in Anderson, CA. Their website address is:
3. Use the "Lump Port" system for the intake and exhaust ports of your head advertised on the site by a shop which advertises on that site.
You won't be top contender but that thing should run smooth and do so at a reasonable prices.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Valkyrie5.7's Avatar
www.generationhighoutput. com
Last wiki edit: Painting chrome wheels
Last journal entry: Stopping my journal entries here
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Phoenix
Age: 30
Posts: 897
Wiki Edits: 15

Thanks: 147
Thanked 72 Times in 63 Posts
I'm not very well versed on the 292 in particular, but I can't imagine it'd be easy to get any 300-ish cubic inch engine to make that much torque with 300hp without some form of forced induction.

Like Carl Sagan said though, "but I could be wrong"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2011, 10:21 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vacaville, CA. 95687
Posts: 178
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Chevy 292 L6 help

I stop at Self racing in Durant, OK every year when I take my alcohol car on a Drag Strip tour. Here is his newest project engine. It is a Chevy 4200 six highly modified and cranking out over 500 HP on an engine Dyno on Racing Gas.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	292boltedupondyno.jpg
Views:	208
Size:	38.9 KB
ID:	56722   Click image for larger version

Name:	550hpChevy292.jpg
Views:	248
Size:	505.3 KB
ID:	56723   Click image for larger version

Name:	SisselreworkedChevysixhead.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	32.1 KB
ID:	56724  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
153 tooth Chevy flywheel in an original '55 Chevy 3 speed stick. Classic Chevy Dave Engine 2 09-17-2010 03:44 PM
Putting a 72' chevy 350 into 1995 chevy silverado that has a 4l80e trans Willbee26 Transmission - Rearend 3 03-28-2010 10:40 PM
chevy camaro vs chevy pickup bolt pattern old fords Transmission - Rearend 2 09-19-2008 06:07 PM
Can you use a 1933 or 1935 Chevy transmission in a 1934 Chevy? mistermuscles Transmission - Rearend 0 07-18-2004 05:40 PM
1986 305 chevy vs. 1987 305 chevy new style small block mtinsley Engine 2 08-22-2003 11:55 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.