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Old 10-16-2008, 04:29 AM
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Well winter project in planning (400 sbc) :D

Well today i got news from a coworker that one of his buddies has a sbc 400 laying around and wants to get rid of it, ive been reading quite a bit lately on many 400 builds and decided heck why not build one up this winter in my shed hehehe. Hopefully it's in good shape when i go down to see it, and if it is, then over to the machine shop to get cleaned up and checked out.

For the most part im gathering a parts list and im a little stumped on Cam/ heads/ and intake selection but im aiming for a modest 450-475 horse

for the rotating assembly as follows

Eagle Specialty Products B12501030

Actual Engine CID: 407
Engine Stroke (in): 3.750 in.
Pistons Included: Yes
Piston Rings Included: Yes
Piston and Ring Oversize (in): 0.030 in.
Piston Material: Forged aluminum
Piston Style: Flat top, with two valve reliefs
Piston Head Volume (cc): +5.00cc
Wrist Pin Style: Floating
Piston Ring Facing Material: Plasmamoly
Crankshaft Included: Yes
Crankshaft Material: Forged 4340 steel
Rear Main Seal Style: 2-piece
Balanced: Yes
Engine Balance: Internal
Connecting Rods Included: Yes
Connecting Rod Material: 3D Forged 4340 steel
Connecting Rod Beam Style: H-beam
Rod Bearings Included: Yes
Rod Bearing Undersize (in): Stock
Rod Bearing Undersize (mm): Stock
Main Bearings Included: Yes
Main Bearing Undersize (in): Stock
Main Bearing Undersize (mm): Stock

MOR-22134 Moroso oil pump kit weld pickup tube

as for SCR id like it around 10.5:1 as i dont mind using premium for weekend cruising/strip use.
Sorry for the length of this post but i want to get all my homework done before i start getting parts hehe. ( if all goes well, yes this will be going into the little Red S-10 lol how its gonna get in there well im pretty sure the continuous swearing and random cries for help give you an idea) lol
Thanks for your input

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Had a setup like this in a 89 S-10 years ago.

400 .30
Edelbrock RPM heads
Nitrous HP cam
Dual plane intake
750vacc carb
700R Trans 2500stall
9" rear with 3:50gear.
With all the torque you'll be making a 3:42 gear is plenty.
The Edelbrock heads will net you 10.71compression. Fine on 93oct.

My truck went 11.5-11.6's on motor and mid 10's at 132mph on 150hp.

Good luck with the build. Don't get into bigger cam/head/stall/gear is better and you'll be just fine.
~Scott
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