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Old 11-18-2011, 06:59 PM
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finding the right 350" Chev

Studebaker,
When I see that name, I remember the "good ole days" of the Silver Hawk
and Golden Hawk in my high school days. Rather quick for those times.
After doing all the research on building the motor from the ground up and
using the best parts, I called Dale. (Armstrong) He is undoubtedly one of
the best mechanics in the nation. The papers just announced that Kenny
Bernstein was retiring after thirty years of drag racing and how great he was.
The reason he was great and the first to break 300 MPH in the 1/4...was
Dale Armstrong was the crew chief. Kenny just steered the dragster.
Dale strongly suggested I call dear ole Chevrolet and ordering the new ZZ383/425HO crate engine.
425 horse and 449 pounds of torque.
1) 24 month/50,000 mile warranty
2) Dale said their components were the best.
3) Compared to the ZZ4 350/350, for $900 more, you pick up 70 horse and
44 pounds of torque. Couple that with that 3.06 first gear in the 700R4,
and the truck will jump thru the intersection.
Do you agree the C4 ('86 to '95 Vet) front and rear suspension would be one
of the best choice under the truck...The Vet has 3.42 gear so with the 3.06
gear in the 700R4, it should be good out of the hole with all that torque.
So there you have it. Thank you for your post but I will go down to Chevy
and get that good complete engine.
Best regards,
Steve
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