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Old 06-15-2010, 10:13 PM
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My 350 or 383 scenario

My story is actually much longer and frustrating than i will make it, to save you some time. I have been offered some brand new patriot freedom series heads, 225cc runners, 64cc chambers, cnc'd, valves, springs, roller rockers, and valve covers for $1000. My first option im considering is a simple clean up of a basic 350, then stick a lumpy cam and 10.5 pistons with the patriot heads and a used single plane intake and have cheap fun. Whats bothering me is will i be kicking myself if i dont go 383. Money is very tight for me right now. I can afford the 350 route, but the 383 would leave me eating mac-n-cheese for awhile. Im just asking for your opinions on what you think, or would do.

I just built a big block, and sold it for a small profit....what a mistake

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since you're using aftermarket heads, I'd give schneider cams (small place but they're good) and see what cam they'd recommend with the parts you have and what you want out of it (more low end torque or high revving horsepower?).

For being poor, I'd go with the 350 right now, and save for a good 400 crank (usa made, they make a lot of cheap import ones but I question the materials (is it really the high grade steel they say?) so be sure to ask the company selling you the crank- or better yet the manufacturer- where it was made. USA made isn't always perfect, but seems to be a lot better than overseas stuff.

Bang for the buck, you'd be best regearing though if you haven't already.
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