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Old 09-20-2003, 10:50 AM
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Started Engine Build

well, after all the questions I asked about what parts to buy, what power specs I'd be looking at, etc, I've finally started my build up!

But so far things are not going to good. I went to remove the camshaft to put in a new one and I stripped the crank bolt and when I was removing the lifters I had to use A LOT of WD-40, a pair of vise grips, and a hammer! oh, well, got them out, new cam is ready to go in. Hopefully everything will go in a bit easier

Heres my specs:

Chevy 350 4-bolt main
stock heads/valves
Summit #1103 cam
Flowmaster Afterburner headers
Edelbrock Torker II intake ( I know, I know, wrong intake for setup, will be switched soon)
Holley 600 cfm carb
Cherry Bomb Turbo mufflers x 2
Turbo 350 tranny

That's it for now, but next fall when its laid up for the winter it will get a set of heads (I'm thinking either WP Sportsman II or S/R Torker). Just letting everyone who helped me so much know where I am.

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-Flowmaster Afterburner headers
-Turbo 350 Transmission
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Old 09-20-2003, 10:59 AM
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Well i guessed on a few things, but i got 238hp @4500 and 325ft-lbs @2500/ Whats your compression ratio?
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Here's the file I ran on Desktop Dyno 2k. I got 296 @ 4500 peak HP and about 358 @4000 ft/lb torque. But that's looking on the graph @ 500 rpm intervals, so they won't be exact. I think it will run pretty strong, just for a mild street application in a '84 Grand Prix anyways.

I got the cam out the night before last, I had to use a pair of vise-grips, a lot of WD-40, and a hammer to get the lifters out, not a good sign but nothing I can do about it right now. Looking at the cam there are 2 lobes completly wiped out, they are almost perfectly round, there can't be more than .100 lift on them, so the engine was only running on 6 cylinders effectivly. The other lobes showed wear too. I'm getting ready to put the new cam in, that'll be a project for tommrow.
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Yeah that should make a good runner, with the hp you go, if you want give me the car specs and ill give you some ET's. I need wheelbase,weight, tranny, gear ratio, tranny ratio if you got it, umm aand i think tire size.
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thanks, but I can't get those numbers yet. It still has the stock gears in it, which will go before it's on the road. I think they're about 2.40's, so I'm gonna move up to somewhere around a 3.23. I'd like to get a new/used rear axle as right now it only has a 7.5" 10 bolt. Right now it has a stock TH350, maybe once I get some money it'll get a rebuild/shift kit. This is just going to be a daily driver with a trip to the 1/8 mile track about once a year, if I can get time off from the military, damn summer training
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Re: Started Engine Build

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well, after all the questions I asked about what parts to buy, what power specs I'd be looking at, etc, I've finally started my build up!

But so far things are not going to good. I went to remove the camshaft to put in a new one and I stripped the crank bolt and when I was removing the lifters I had to use A LOT of WD-40, a pair of vise grips, and a hammer! oh, well, got them out, new cam is ready to go in. Hopefully everything will go in a bit easier

Heres my specs:

Chevy 350 4-bolt main
stock heads/valves
Summit #1103 cam
Flowmaster Afterburner headers
Edelbrock Torker II intake ( I know, I know, wrong intake for setup, will be switched soon)
Holley 600 cfm carb
Cherry Bomb Turbo mufflers x 2
Turbo 350 tranny

That's it for now, but next fall when its laid up for the winter it will get a set of heads (I'm thinking either WP Sportsman II or S/R Torker). Just letting everyone who helped me so much know where I am.

if you buy a set of heads in the future, id stay away from the s/r torker's, they flow only marginal and the sportsman II's are a way better set of heads..for the money, Id check out Pro Action Iron heads before I purchased any heads, Im using the pro action lightning heads with very good results..
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okay, thanks for the information, I'll look in to it.
I'm only an 18 year old and this is my first engine build up, so I'm more than happy to accept ANY suggestions, if you have any ideas, let me know. Thanks.
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-Turbo 350 Transmission
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well, last night I got the cam installed, the lifters installed, the new gears and timing chain on and the lifters in. Let's just hope I did it right (crosses his fingers). Next step is to adjust for lifter preload and install the intake manifold. If anyone knows of any rookie mistakes/common errors I may have made or may make in the future, please, let me know, I'd rather double check it now then rebuild the engine in the future. Thanks.
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-Flowmaster Afterburner headers
-Turbo 350 Transmission
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