Originally Posted by 72highboy390
or like the guy said, "he has no experience with old v8 SB or BB. So drop all the turbo bull**** and help with his FIRST engine build up. hes actually now asking for realistic advice.
and there is a ton of ways to go about this build realisticly if you just search through this forum, and when you get a basic idea of what you want to go for and have some concrete plans. fire the questions left right and center.
The budget thing really wasnt an issue. I had about 19k left over from my military money, although i didnt want to spend it all on 1 piece. I still have plans for my wifes prelude sh (no turbos, just an N/A build she doesnt need anymore speeding tickets).
Ok so here we go. Ive got the 355 block already; should i stay at 355 or go for 383? In my opinion Im guessing the 355 would be an easier build. Question is, parts... Like im guessing the vortec heads would be nice for it and not to costly. Cam choice, I have a brand new 280 rv cam now, or should i go a little different? Crank, most likely el cheapo forged crank, forged rods and pistons. I know you build the motor for certain rpms, to be honest i dont want to spin the motor faster than 7000 because i dont care for the sound. So anything else i should be considering?