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Old 11-22-2012, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
I think you'll be lucky to have an honest 270-280hp..

g.m.'s base crate is a 8.50 to one engine and is 260

how big a dish is those pistons to get 8.75 with vortec's
GM's 350 HO crate engine is basically the same engine as mine but with 9.1 to 1 SCR and a flat tappet hydraulic cam with. It is rated at 330HP. These engines can easily make 375HP switching to a Comp 268HE flat tappet, a 750 carb instead of the 600 they are rated with and a good set of headers. I am running a Comp roller cam of nearly identical duration @ .050" as the 350 HO's cam, tighter LSA and more lift along with KB-118 pistons with a 22cc D-cup instead of the full dish piston GM uses in their crate engines. Factoring in the 12 HP or so loss from the 0.35 lower compression I stand by my 325HP estimate.
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