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Old 11-18-2011, 07:53 PM
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Re SBC '55 truck...

BIG Al alias Al,
Thank you for the post. But I think a previous member mentioned the
$1,500 budget.
Being I am a senior hot rodder, I decided not to build an engine from
scratch, but instead, get the Chevy high performance crate engine.
One of my insureds can get me a great deal. Then I have the great
50,000 mile/two year warranty AND Chevy high performance crate motors
are fantastic, from what I hear.
My only decision...Whether to get the ZZ4/350...355 HP and 405# torque
or the Fast Burn 385...385 HP and 385# torque
or the ZZ383/425.......425 HP and 449# torque
It's going in a '55 Chev stepside short bed. Then figuring out the steering.
Installing a C4 front and rear suspension will cut a little weight and a
700R4 for a trans with the C4 rearend w/3.42's should be a good combo.
Have to do a little math to see really how fast I want to get thru the
intersection. Any recommendations, young man....???
Best regards,
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