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Old 04-26-2004, 11:02 PM
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Chevy 350 More HP Suggestion?

I have a pre 86 chevy 350 and I am looking for suggestions on what I should do next for some more power. It is a 010 casting High nickel 4 bolt block. It has been bored 30 over. I am running cast pistons and 64cc heads. This combination was supposed to give me a 9.1/1 cr. It has a holley street dominator intake, holley 750 vacuum secondary carb, edelbrock 2102 RV cam and lifters, MSD 6al box, stock distributor with petronix conversion and MSD wires. Hooker Headers, 2.5 inch dual pipes and flowmaster 40 series muffler for the exhaust. It has a 700r4 automatic that is new with a 2800 rpm stall converter and all performance parts. I am looking for some things I can do to make some more power without breaking the bank( I know, I know its what everyone wants) Eventually a weiand 144 blower will be going on this, but I cant afford it now. Thanks for your suggestions!

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Old 04-26-2004, 11:14 PM
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sounds like youre torn between a mild setup and a bit more of a hardcore weekend warrior setup. You've got a bit too much stall for an RV cam. If you're looking for power, put a cam and heads on it. I would use a 274 comps, 9.5-10:1 compression, headers if you don't already have them. Use World heads, they're a good bang for your buck.

Forget ever putting a blower on that motor, you're going to have to rip it all down and start over anyway because you'll need most likely a 4 bolt block, forged crank, forged pistions and either H or I beam rods (forget which are better for blowers, although I know one is, do a search). Your setup would grenade under a blower, but it would be great with the above setup. An honest 350 horse or more.

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Old 04-27-2004, 08:35 AM
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I'll second the cam change. What kind of heads do you have?
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