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Old 12-29-2008, 05:44 PM
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SBC Budget build ideas?

Hey there. As some of you may have notices, I've been asking SBC questions regarding a 5.7 I've been putting back together in stock form. (needed a head gasket)

While I have this motor on the stand, I was concidering putting a new oil pump in it before I close up the bottom. The only hi-po item this motor will recieve now is a set of headers, but I was thinking of stabbing a cam in it with maybe some vortec heads next winter. With that being said, any idea what cam I should be looking into? hoping for maybe 375hp/450lbs torque range in the end.

Any suggestions on intake and Throttle Body choices that will work with vortec heads and a mild or medium cam?

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an XE262 or 268 is a commonly used cam for that combo. You probably will be just a little shy of your goals, but it'll be close.

Its not the cam I'd pick, but it is a VERY common choice.
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