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Old 10-10-2008, 06:25 AM
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I'm just an engineer, but I probably spend more of my money on cars than I should. And while it is not like going to walmart and picking up a box of shells a blower is a very cost concious approach for this guy. He has a solid short block and wants good street power. he could go out and buy new heads, rebuild the bottom end, get a enw valve train and end up with a 11:1 semi-race street engine, or for half the price he can make the same power only more reliabley and with more torque... A mini-blower is perfect for this situation.


As for the carb question- yes you can reuse your old carb but you will need to retune it, I recomend reading up on it, asking questions, and trying to do it yourself. It takes more time the first go around, but if you want to claim being a hotrodder I believe you should have dirt under your finger nails.
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If I get a 383 stroker crank. can I use my stock 5.7 rods that I have now?
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:38 AM
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yes, but you'll need new pistons, a hone job, new flywheel, new balancer, and it all balanced... And of coure, rings, bearings, and gaskets.
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Plus you will need to use a small base circle cam or get your rod caps machined for cam clearance.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:07 AM
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clearance the rods, small base circle's are only good for lazy cams.
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