Opinions on this engine combonation? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2003, 09:56 PM
glock35ipsc's Avatar
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2003, 05:12 AM
BigRay's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Eastern Shore Of Md.
Age: 64
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Sounds like a good set up ,Go for it .

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2003, 07:21 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Holly, michigan
Posts: 8,990
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 88
Thanked 541 Times in 470 Posts
A good common sense reliable motor (except for the gear drive!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.