Originally Posted by vinniekq2
How many times do you think you can spray a budget engine with hyper/cast pistons?
If you want a 500 plus HP engine:YOU GOTTA PAY THE PARTS GUY!
Ive personally seen a bone stock sbc (400) sprayed into the mid 8's with nothing more then a quality exhaust and a cam ground for the use of n20. It was in a gutted 84 C10 with a TH400 and a 3500 stall. Sprays anywhere between 100 and 150 through a carb plate. Granted it did run a good sized pair of slicks. Its been run every Thursday sense 2005 at kenedale raceway here in Texas. Guy "Claims" over 400 passes with out a single brake down or overhaul.
Originally Posted by gearheadslife
So easy to spend other peoples money..lol
the o/p said budget,, it is a truck it's a c-10 so 2wd mostlikely 4000 lb's ish just like my 71 (mine is a long box, short will be less)
o/p said he wants 400hp at the wheels, let me burst your bubble,
you will have a hard time getting that power to the ground with the factory leaf spring set up as is.. plan on spending bucks here..
400 bones isn't bad for a known running 350 you can get it running now without pulling it apart.. it's not that hard..
it being a 300hp 350 means zero if you are going to rebuild it..
other than check to see if it's standard bore, a 4 bolt block and forged crank..
if it's not as above ,any 150 dollar 350 core will do.. as you'll only be use'n the crank/rods/sheetmetal/head castings(maybe) and the block..
if it's got a forged crank it's worth every pennie of the 400 bones..
rethink this, shooting for the stars is nice.. but an honest 300hp to the wheels will make your truck FLY.. if it hooks..
these trucks are not all that heavy compared to later trucks..
if use'n a 3spd auto ,use'n a th350 will get a few more to the wheels than the th400..
if going 383, the worth of your bud's 350 is really zero..
as I'd want to start with a standard bore 2 bolt block and add splayed main caps..
I really like burn outs! lol. To be honest my main priority is to get the hp to where i want it, Then start on the rest of the components as time and money allow. I know im doing it backwards haha.