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Old 05-27-2013, 07:57 PM
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New Engine and Trans

Hello All

I'm gonna replace the engine and trans in my 41 Dodge Coupe this winter . I'm thinking of going with a 350 with a 700r4 trans. I'm going to stay with GM because I will be pulling out a 302 . I believe the mounts will work with.
Just want to build a street cruiser, not a drag racer.I don't need a race engine. I've seen some 270 hp engines in some magazines. For what I want to do I think that would do ok . Any suggestions on where will be a good place to buy them both at the same time. I'm going to be lazy with this .I want a complete ready to run engine .
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I usually deal locally for transmissions,except in extreme cases.There should be a decent shop close.re:270 350,if you can find a local builder that understands deck height issues and modern gas,and can basic blue print a core,then 275 plus HP is easy.Try to tune it for decent mileage,use a conservative fuel curve.12.7 :1,ish. F.I. is nice.spend the money on a little hydraulic roller cam,,,216 @050 duration and 480 ish lift. depending on your ability to find a good core (gm roller block would be nice)Buy the smallest runner( 180 ish cc) cast iron heads from Jegs/summit. 9.2 ish CR and I bet you see north of 300 hp,smooth idle,great throttle response,decent fuel economy when you dont water pump the gas pedal
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350 chevy out of a 96-98 pick up and covert to carb. Will require vortec specific intake manifold and melonized distributor gear. They came rated at 250hp stock.
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