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Old 07-10-2003, 10:56 PM
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Opinions on this engine combonation?

This is what I plan on putting together for my 56 Buick Special. It has been modified with the soon-to-be small block, a TH350, and the entire 10 bolt rear end and suspension out of a 71 Chevelle.

I bought a standard universal Goodwrench replacement 350 (non-Vortec 76cc heads, 8.5:1 CR), said to be around 250HP. I have a few extra parts in the shop I plan on using on it:

Comp Cams 268H
Professional Products manifold (similar to an Edelbrock Performer)
Road Demon 625 CFM carb w/electric choke
HEI with MSD module and coil
Pete Jackson gear drive for the noise (it's the quiet one )
And a ton of chrome and billet aluminum parts (tin, brackets, etc.)

I am not looking for a tire smoker, just something that has a good sound at idle, is dependable, and is effecient.....something I wouldn't be afraid to hop in and drive to South Dakota (I'm in Colorado). I was going to put my BIG big block in here, but I decided to make this my cruiser and make the Camaro the racer.

It has a stock converter, so I thought about something in the 2000-2200 RPM range. The rear has 3.73's in it, and a 265/60-15 tire on an 8" rim.

Does this sound like a reasonable combo, especially given the 76cc heads and 8.5 CR? I really dont want to pull the motor apart to replace heads or pistons to bump up the compression, but rather use what I have in the shop for an inexpensive, but reliable cruiser.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-11-2003, 06:12 AM
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Sounds like a good set up ,Go for it .

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Old 07-11-2003, 08:21 PM
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A good common sense reliable motor (except for the gear drive!)
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