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Old 08-20-2002, 05:08 PM
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Post New at muscle cars, need tunin tips for a 355

Alright, im sweatin this. I jus got my hands on a 355, with a 69 malibu as a platform. So far, all ive found thats not stock about then engine are the pistons, which are flat tops. I need to make this engine really beefy, but i dont kno where to start. i heard that roller rockers are a good place to start. I'm lookin to make this thing as strong as humanly possible, without buyin a blower, i dont wanna mess up the hood by choppin a hole in it. My ride has a 12 bolt posi rear end, air lift suspension, but it only has a 4spd TH700-R4 auto tranny. Help!

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Old 08-20-2002, 05:43 PM
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Whats a 355? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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Old 08-20-2002, 06:00 PM
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ONLY a 4 speed?.... get a shift kit for the tranmsission. get new cams. Might think of getting a dual four barrel carb setup. and some Headers.
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Old 08-20-2002, 07:58 PM
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oh, sorry i wuz so vague. well, its a 355 sbc, aka. a 350 bored .030. it had some headers, but they were all dented, so i scrapped em, gonna get a new set pretty soon. dual carbs might be interestin tho ;-)
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Old 08-20-2002, 08:14 PM
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How about a paxton or vortech centrifical blower? No cuttin holes in the hood, but a ton of power. Hg
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yeah, i guess i could pull acentrifugal blower, but thats gonna tap about $2500-$3000 tho, right? i wuz also thinkin about maybe a cold air intake, but i dunno about that Plus, funds are a little tite around here right now :-)
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Old 08-20-2002, 08:20 PM
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So we want cheap performance.... I got it, leaf blower in the intake! LOL, okay, i know, i bring that up EVERY time. But really now, what kind of price range are we talking?
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well, my parents are exceptionally generous, so im thinkin i could pull about a grand every couple of weeks, but we gotta think, my parents are probly gonna try an cut me short on the power range. My dads a power freak, my mom worries about everythin, conflict of interests <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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if you can pull $1000 a week from your rents, i don't think you are in a very tight money situation.... go buy all of the above and get after it.
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You gotta let me in on where you buy your leaf blowers Croz! :p
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I am not talking a little hand held thing.... I got one of them industiral grade strapped to your back with a movable tube.... Looks like the ghost busters back pack thingies...
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$1000 every couple weeks?????Do you need a brother,I'll take the top bunk.I'll evan mow the lawn and paint the garage.
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This might be a little better than the leaf blower. http://home.mindspring.com/~d2bc/car/blower3.JPG
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can i be serious for a minute with this rich little ******? K&N filter, demon carb, air gap intake, 510lift crane roller cam, aluminum heads? AFR or whole edelbrock kit, or log onto www.blowerdriveservice.com and go crazy, little nitrous action? roller rockers? gear drive? hooker super comp headers? 500+HP Merlin 502 chevy? actually chevy;s gotta new 700HP crate big block, hell, why build something go buy a used drag car. read some of todays posts these guys got there #$%@ together!

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