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Old 03-02-2003, 07:41 PM
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i found this on a website, what kind of pistons would someone have to go with to get this, also would this setup run on 87 octane?

Engine Combo #1: 350 Chevy +.030
Cylinder Heads: GMPP Vortec
Compression Ratio: 8.75:1
Camshaft: Competition Cams Xtreme Energy 268 (224/230 deg. duration at .050 with .477/.480 1.5 rockers and .508/.512 - 1.6 rockers
Intake Manifold: Edelbrock Vortec Performer RPM
Carburetor: 625cfm Road Demon
Total Timing: 36 degrees
Headers: Hedman Elite 1 5/8
Real Dyno Performance: 390 hp at 6000 rpm; 427 lb-ft at 4000 rpm
NOTES: This engine is from an article titled "Miserly Mouse" written by Jeff Smith in the April 2001 issue of Chevy High Performance magazine. Jeff is also the editor of the magazine and the author of the now infamous "Goodwrench Quest" engine buildup series. He is definitely sold on the Vortec heads and reasonably so because they produce power on each of the dyno tests that he has done. Check out that low (for a performance engine) compression ratio

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this motor should be ok on the low octane gas, it has low static compression and a fairly hot cam that will keep low speed problems away, the heads also help.
A stock replacement piston should do the trick.

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The pistons they used in that engine were the stock dished, cast jobs that came in the Goodwrench engine (made in Mexico)
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