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Old 10-10-2003, 06:31 PM
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I have been saving for a 383 build up, I already have the kit, Scat crank, Summitt Stage 2 rods (5.7), and wiesco flat tops, A 70 350 4 bolt main truck block bored .030 and I had it torque plate honed as well, The problem is Im thinking now of building a 400 sb, and stroking it to 420 CID, but I plan on using the top end off the 355, Pro action Lighting heads, (2.02x1.60) Weiand stealth intake, (removed victor jr because of hood clearance) Im also going to use the roller set up out of it too, ( doug herbert solid roller cam and lifter's) and Crane gold race 1.6 roller rockers, the specs on the cam are, @ .050 244/244 .576/.576 (w/1.5) 110, I have 4.10 rear gears and a 3800 stall, should I go ahead with the 383 or should I build the 400? Im looking for around 500hp on motor either way, The heads will be up to the task as I am having them fully ported and installing 2.08x1.60 valves, Will I have enough cam? and if not does anyone have a solid roller recomendation? thanks in advance, 2wld4u
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Old 10-10-2003, 06:47 PM
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Id build a 400 any day over a 383.
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:18 PM
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I agree, my 400 winds up just as fast as any 350 I've driven. I'd take the cubes, torque, and hp afforded by 400 or 420 any day.
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:30 PM
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400! with the 5.7 rods too. Pistons will need to be switched, but thats about all. Drill the heads and you're good to go!
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:07 PM
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I drilled my 400 heads by hand. I used a protactor and a hand drill. Start with a smaller bit and then go to the 1/8". There is more info in the knowledge base.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:28 PM
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alright, thanks guy's, I feel sure Ill go ahead and build a 400, and I may go ahead and buy a set of either canfield or AFR 225cc heads, and if thats the case, I may sell the 355 complete, Ill get some pics of it up tommorow and my get a shot of the front wheel getting some air, itll do it at the track, but on the street its hard to get it to hook, well, Im off to hit the books, I need to find a good stroker kit for a 400, anyone ever deal with cola cranks?
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