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08-06-2012 03:32 PM
ap72
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Originally Posted by CNC BLOCKS NE View Post
I have been building engines for 38 years now and I buy pistons based on what I have found not what pistons companies say.

I have had zero issues with ring spacers and I deal with alot of shops all over the world and to my knowledge no one is having any problems.

Alot of people like you base info on hear say and not hands on experiance LOL.
um... "hear say" would be from experience, well if its legitimate. And I'm not arguing about 6" rods, I agree with you whole heartedly, I'm just saying some companies will sell you anything if you're paying, no matter how good/bad of a product it really is.
08-06-2012 03:09 PM
CNC BLOCKS NE
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6" rods seem to work well all around on 383's, no argument there.

But piston companies are like any other company, they sell a product to make money, not warm fuzzy feelings. Someone will sell you whatever your heart desires for the right price, pistons included.
I have been building engines for 38 years now and I buy pistons based on what I have found not what pistons companies say.

I have had zero issues with ring spacers and I deal with alot of shops all over the world and to my knowledge no one is having any problems.

Alot of people like you base info on hear say and not hands on experiance LOL.
08-06-2012 01:20 PM
7178Chevyman I agree whole heartedly with you but you know what's another thousand bucks when it's something you want I just don't need any catastrophic failure, and I like to use good brand items I agree I could do it cheaper also. You were all a bunch of help and I appreciate it
08-06-2012 01:00 PM
ap72
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Originally Posted by 7178Chevyman View Post
I am just gonna go with my gut build a nice 6" 383, if it takes me longer to do so be it, I will just have to expand my budget and take my time. After its all said and done I'll have a nice play toy thank you all
There's nothing wrong with spending more to accomplish the same goal, a lot of people do it.

I'm just used to doing the same thing for less. I can't afford labels, and even if I could I wouldn't buy into it, but I go to the shows and there's a lot of slow guys proudly discussing how much they have in their cars and I guess for some it stands as a testament to their comittment.

I still prefer the guys who hit 10's for less than some people spend on their trailer they use to haul their show queens.

Then there's those who have both intellegence and money and have garage built cars running 9's... those are the guys everyone envys.
08-06-2012 12:21 PM
7178Chevyman I am just gonna go with my gut build a nice 6" 383, if it takes me longer to do so be it, I will just have to expand my budget and take my time. After its all said and done I'll have a nice play toy thank you all
08-06-2012 12:15 PM
vinniekq2 If its race only then stick that Fresh shortblock in with a big cam and steep gears and race that until you decide what you want or it explodes
08-06-2012 12:12 PM
7178Chevyman I am just looking to build a solid7.5 second eighth mile car, I honestly don't believe I can accomplish this without a set of dart or far heads. Ad you said I'm not the most planned at this point as i am still searching around, I have a fresh short block already I just wanted to build a stroker out of it.
08-06-2012 12:08 PM
lmsport
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
re imsport,,Each point of compression is about 10% more peak horsepower and an increase in torque at every RPM.
I bet that new Mazda engine that has 14:1 CR is a rocket then????
Might be, if it was built as a racing piece. I have done actual dyno testing of various engines for racing purposes but have done very little for optomized street use where efficiency and driveability are more important.
08-06-2012 11:58 AM
vinniekq2 I spent 3k on headers and exhaust. You need to plan the whole trip before you start or it will cost a lot more when you redo things.
You want 450 ish HP? from what? a smal engine or big engine. I used a big small block because I have a vette and wanted a small block. also weigh was my concern,not that my car handles well,I didnt want to make it worse. Whats the market like where you are,maybe find a used engine in your area and rebuild/freshen that? HP is expensive,I spent over 10k on my engine and put it in a 5k car,now my car is worth 5k.I spent more than 10k on other parts to live behind my engine,,, where are you taking your project?
08-06-2012 11:57 AM
ap72
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Originally Posted by 7178Chevyman View Post
I have a set of original double humps, old technology so like I said probably be buying heads also
You can get these rebuilt and ported to meet your goals for less than a grand... or buy some chinese aluminum heads that will more easily meet your goal for $750. Or buy some bad *** darts or afr's or profilers for a little under 2 grand...

For 450hp id get a good used 4 bolt short block, hone and rering it, get procomp 210cc heads with 58cc chambers, a hurricane intake, a good solid flat tappet cam in the 240's range, 1 5/8" long tube headers, and a rebuilt carb (750 or bigger). if you're careful you'll have 450hp on 87 octane for less than $1750...

If you want more put a 100hp shot of nitrous on it.
08-06-2012 11:52 AM
7178Chevyman 1.94 pressed studs , most likely a late eighties mustang thank you all once again headers I have not decided on yet as I need to concentrate on getting the motor together first
08-06-2012 11:45 AM
vinniekq2 PS what kind of car and what size headers are you using?
08-06-2012 11:45 AM
vinniekq2 double hump what? 194s or 202s? screw in studs or pressed? list all your parts please
08-06-2012 11:43 AM
7178Chevyman I have a set of original double humps, old technology so like I said probably be buying heads also
08-06-2012 11:39 AM
ap72 You can get 450hp out of a 350 on 87 octane... so why bother with a 383 and 110 octane? Seems like a lot of wasted money and effort.
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